Kris Petrenko

Artist Statement

About me: I am a Cleveland based artist and Cleveland Institute of Art graduate (’03). My upbringing in the rust-belt (son of a steelworker) and love of industrial art was a natural catalyst for my works on wood/steel/glass. I create works that utilize a variety of subject matters, which include still life, cityscapes, nature and industrial photography. All images are tied to an idea of transforming re-purposed materials into a connection between natural and industrial. Images are inked and then painted using different layers of natural colored stain. My work pays respect to the industrial rust-belt where I was born.

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