Emerging Artist | Corey Peters

Corey Peters

By Bonnie Gangelhoff

For Corey Peters, 26, painting the human figure is the ultimate form of communication with his viewers. “People are the most intelligent species on earth,” says the California-based artist. “I am fascinated by us. And I am always surprised about what humanity is capable of doing.” Peters often tackles complex, thorny issues in relationships and examines ways the environment has a psychological impact on lives. In fact, he often uses the relationship between humans and the environment to create metaphors for the human condition. The backgrounds in his paintings are sometimes puzzling, as are his visual narratives that are always open to interpretation, he says.

Peters graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and this month his works are on view at Tirage Fine Art in the gallery’s annual presentation of works by alumni. “Painting offers me a chance to explore myself and the world around me,” Peters says. He is represented by Tirage Fine Art, Pasadena, CA, and White’s Gallery, Montrose, CA.

Featured in “Artists to Watch” December 2003