About his Work
Eric's current body of work explores abstraction in a visceral language of paint to consider the line between reference and history in an attempt to give voice to conflicted space. Irreverence and absurdity battle amid parables of conflict between civilization and the natural world. Each piece springs from the experience of looking, using varying degrees of abstraction as the scaffolding on which he hangs references and structure to entice the viewer, while leaving entrances and exits relatively unobstructed. References are not secrets in these kinetic abstractions, they’re the condition of the work which enables the viewer to travel fluidly between content and context. A Géricault shipwreck or heroic Joan Mitchell become the culturally shared currency that allows
us to relate to each other and make sense of a seemingly senseless present built on the triumphs and tragedies
of the past.