See You In Hell
Gio Black Peter (born Giovanni Andrade Paolo Guevara) is a New York based performance artist as well as an ardent visual artist. He examines text and subject, truth and fakery, rebellion and authority. His subversive work has quickly earned him a name in the downtown New York scene of young emerging artists who participate in today’s dialogue about the deconstruction of high profile, white box presentation and the desire to raise art awareness.
At the core of Black Peter’s thinking is the idea that the life of art depends on the viewer’s willingness to suspend his or her rational thoughts and play into the believability of lies and realistic falsehoods. Familiarity and a seductive aesthetic draw the viewer back to Black Peter’s art- a visceral exploration of vulnerability and self-reflection.
Gio Black Peter has performed and shown his artwork internationally. He has had successful exhibitions in Germany, Norway, UK, France, Helsinki, Belgium, Japan and the US. In 2001 he starred in James Bolston’s feature film “Eban and Charley” as Charley. In 2009 he portrayed the character Rudolph in Bruce LaBruce’s feature film “Otto, or ; Up with Dead People” which was an official selection of the Sundance film festival as well as the Berlin International film festival. He has released two music albums “It’s Fucked Up” 2007 (Gulp Communications) and “The Virgin Shuffle” 2009 (Happy Nomad Records). In 2011 Black Peter launched a limited edition publication “Satanica”. It featured work by Slava Mogutin, Brian Kenny, Maxwell Snow, Lee Adams, Bruce Benderson and Richard Kern to name a few.
Black Peter resides in New York and continues to grow as an artist. His most current works include mixed media drawings, paintings and experimental videos.