Peter Klubek

"Of Adversary and Contention"


Watercolor, Charcoal, and Oil on Mixed paper

Emotional discourse is presented here. The idea of this painting stems from societal fascination with controversy and opposition. Examples of this can be found in television shows like Jerry Springer, or Maury Povich. Any YouTube comment section is also full of contention and offers another example. While open communication and expression of opposing views is healthy and should be welcomed, is that really why we collectively consume adversarial material?