Peter DeLuce - Fine Artist and Illustrator
About the Artist
Peter DeLuce paints with a passion for all things space and science. His space art has achieved viral status on the internet multiple times, earning millions of likes and thousands of fans. Upon earning his BFA from the University of Delaware in 2017, Peter officially started his professional art career with gallery features spread out across the United States. Towards the later half of 2017, he began sharing his cosmically inspired artwork on a number of social media platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook, and Art Station.
Some of this success is owed in part to SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk's appreciation of one of his iconic Starman paintings in 2019. Mr. Musk used Peter's artwork as his twitter profile picture for 3 months, which was subsequently seen by his 26 million followers. Peter has most recently made the news in a November interview with the Guardian, regarding his concerns over the changes Instagram was planning for their platform. Currently Peter is working as Full Stack Web Developer for Eventige Media Group and is living in Philadelphia, PA.
Note from Peter:
As per the many inbox requests from you my fans and followers, I have started an online store so that your favorite paintings can now be displayed at home or on the go. Seriously though I want to thank you for being so supportive of my work this past year; your enthusiasm has given me that extra drive to keep producing better and better art.
I pledge my dedication to quality and thoroughness as I convert my current and future artwork to be available on a variety of products for you to choose from. Though my contemporary art practice may seem like it is becoming a bit more commercialized, I move in this direction in order to better share art with people in their daily lives.
It's no secret that I LOVE outer space, but it isn't simply because I find it trendy or cool. It is because I see space travel as vital means to the survival of humanity into the future. This concern is why I strive to capture the celestial imagery of our universe within my paintings. If my artwork takes you so far into the cosmic depths of space and time that even if just for a moment, your inner astronaut awakens, I am achieving my mission as an artist.
That said, there is a long way to go until enough people have unleashed their lurking dreams of cosmic voyage for me to be satisfied. This is only the beginning of a lifelong career and I am excited to see how far I can take you all through the wormhole of each new painting.