Robert Peterson’s Intimate Portraits of Black Peace and Strength

SURFACE magazine
Flipping the script on how Black families are often portrayed, the Oklahoma-based painter lovingly illustrates the strength and gentleness that flows throughout his community as a way to correct the historical record. “I want my subjects to get the chance to live forever through my work.”
Here, we ask an artist to frame the essential details behind one of their latest works.
October 19, 2022