Turned Out


  • Acrylic on paper, gel medium, pvc, latex paint.

Tiny sculptures and black shapes are the works of Pete Goldlust.

The painted environment of Turned Out  highlights a fascination with fragmented, mutated, and reconstructed biomorphic form.  It is a theatrical and over-the-top investigation of the arbitrary, corruptible and transient nature of perceived reality.  The work skates the line between seemingly distinct conditions: the seductive and the beastly; the playful and the menacing; the natural and the synthetic; the real and the imaginary.  The enticing, candy-like quality of the colors combined with the images’ cartoon-like rendering belies my own discomfort with my suspicion that what we are—our corporeal matter—is all that we are.