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Need to Know: Gio Black Peter

Need to Know: Gio Black Peter


The young artist's work is overtly sexual, but he says look past the fact that his subject's are nude.

Photo Credit: Gio Black Peter /

Provocative and seductive at a time when mainstream conformity threatens the vibrancy of queer art forged by oppression, Gio Black Peter's work breathes authenticity. The New York-based artist is bound neither by the parameters of traditional artistic expression nor society's notions of morality. From his New York City subway map series to painted glory holes, gang bangs set to retro karaoke hits, and urine-drenched theatrical performances, Black Peter's work is multifarious -- and a little nefarious, too. And with his distinct multimedia approach -- incorporating painting, drawing, video, writing, and acting -- and characteristic form, his work is easily recognizable in the international settings where it's been shown.

Overt sexuality is a common theme throughout much of Black Peter's work, but it's merely one dimension of it -- a conduit that allows viewers to delve into deeper levels of understanding. "If you look at my work, past the fact that the characters are nude," Black Peter says, "you will notice I also address violence, alienation, oppression, redemption, defiance, and love."


Gio-black-peter-01I Feel It Everywhere

Gio-black-peter-02Pain Is Good

Gio-black-peter-03The Hell You Will

Gio-black-peter-04Chronic Insomniac Garden Date

Gio-black-peter-05I'll See You Around

Gio-black-peter-06Yolo Tadzio



Gio-black-peter-09Looking Like A Little Ghost

Gio-black-peter-10Communion Paul

Gio-black-peter-11Little Devil


Gio-black-peter-13Xmas Boxers

Gio-black-peter-14You Can't Kill Me

Gio-black-peter-15Garden Snake


Gio-black-peter-17You Might Get Me Tomorrow But Never Today

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