Peter Adamyan is an artist based in Oakland, CA who uniquely combines painting and sculpting for work on layered wood cut outs. Adamyan’s work is filled with religious, political, and pop culture references that he confronts heartily with sardonic humor and surprising twists.
Almost completely sold out as of writing this are Peter Adamyan’s awesome Trailer Park Jesus & Mary porcelain limited edition plates. You can get them over on 1xRUN if there are still some left. The two original paintings by Peter are also available.
"The original piece was a look at how religion changes the images of their deities to fit new followers and I wanted to make a Jesus and Mary that would fit into the poor right wing whites in this country, or at least the stereotype of what that means. To keep with that theme I thought it would be great to print the images on a kitch item which you might find decorating the homes of the trailer park residents.
These pieces were from my solo show last year at lOAKal Gallery in Oakland, called Salvation Mini Mart. The show had to do with how religion changes over time and how Christianity in particular can change in a nation like the US which is so consumer driven.
The original pieces were done with oil on a wood panel, each has their own custom frame made from a whole car tire. The plates are printed in a Chinese factory like most goods in the US.” - Peter Adamyan