Giant Luscious Chocolates in a French Boudoir: I LOVE YOU, an exhibition by Peter Anton at UNIX Gallery in NYC

Feb 09, 2016, 14:17 ET from Peter Anton

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIX Gallery presents I LOVE YOU, a visual affirmation of the connection between art and our emotional needs and desires by artist Peter Anton. Featuring new sculptural works of his iconic boxed chocolates, I LOVE YOU is on view until March 9, 2016 at 1015 Madison Avenue.

"There is so much hate out there these days.  We need more goodness and hope.  Escape to my magical fantasy world that's filled with love.  I've transformed the gallery into a red, velvety cocoon of warm contentment and fanciful candies," says Peter Anton, whose larger-than-life, mixed-media sculptures of delectable sweets are displayed throughout the gallery. "Admirers can engage in the heightened pleasures and sensual awareness of my sumptuous creations."

I LOVE YOU includes Anton's monumental-sized, hyper-realistic boxes of chocolates.  His sculptures are crafted from carefully selected, manipulated materials, including resin, metal, wood, clay, and acrylic and oil paints. "With heightened color and exaggerated forms, my work promises the unattainable in life: ultimate satisfaction," says Anton. "Food evokes a sense of well-being and is an important part of the special memories in our lives. I like to create art that can lure, charm, tease, disarm, and surprise. The sensual nature of the works stirs desire, passion, obsession, and indulgence. I activate the hunger people have for the things that give them pleasure."

Peter Anton's work has been extensively exhibited in solo shows at museums, galleries and leading art fairs throughout the world.

Peter Anton's work is widely collected and is featured in several prestigious private, corporate, and museum collections including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Sir Howard Stringer; Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones; the Jordanian Royal Family; Lord Norman Foster; Oppenheim Bank; the Copelouzos Art Museum in Athens; The Blackstone Resort Hotel in Korea; Breitling Watches; Raymond James Financial; the Portland Museum of Art; The Dennis Hopper Collection; Susanne & Wolfgang Porsche; Siemens AG; NIKE; and President Bill Clinton.

In 2015, Anton was named by Forbes Magazine as one of four artists to watch. 

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