Formally, my work is a study in abstract, complex, organic forms based on my childhood nightmares. I work predominantly with materials found in the waste stream like plastic bottles, junk mail & excess packaging.
From the New York Times:
"Peter J. Ketchum knows how to get the viewer's
attention. Shown widely around the country, his
pictures commingle colors, situations,
commentary and mediums in a manner that is
provocative, funny and to the point."
My conceptually driven work interrogates the visual manifestations of our cultural ambivalence
towards the human body. My objects & images employ a variety of media including sculpture,
ceramics, photography, video & works on paper.
Surveillance is now part of our everyday lives. The Surveillance Series asks "Who is Watching?,"
"Who is being watched?." "What is real?." The Snooze iPhone clandestine subway commuter portraits capture unguarded moments of our public lives
Zachary Skinner received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, practicing
painting, sound and interdisciplinary installation. His political artwork draws from Occupy Wall Street,
Green Politics and non-violent resistance.