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Over The Influence | Hong Kong

Over the Influence organized Cleon Peterson’s first Solo exhibition, “Purity”, at The Space in Hong Kong from January 21 to January 31, 2016. The inclusion of Cleon's work is both bold and well-curated; not only is the newest body of work raw and violent, but it has subject matter that is without cultural-exclusion. Each country or region of the world can relate to the depictions of struggle, chaos, powerlessness, good and evil, or clashes and war.

"PURITY explores our new reality, a world where humanity is divided by war and chaos. A world where human values have broken down and been replaced by the ideology of war and revenge. Cultures and religions clash, each one fighting to impose its vision and ideals on the other. Compassion and understanding have become a distant memory replaced by the idea of the outsider or other. Human life has become valueless taken over by the machine of war. At the heart of all of this is an impulse to make the world PURE." — Cleon Peterson