Paintings by New Jersey-based artist Erik Minter. Combining abstraction with “surreal figuration,” Minter has moved from digital drawings and photographic manipulations, turning to paint and the physical surface to express his feelings and curiosities about life:
“I’m into capturing the emotion of an experience, perhaps that I once had or dreamt. Through the act of painting, I use a combination of styles and techniques, both premeditated and unplanned. The act channels me to explore the pleasures, ironies and the mutable and plastic nature of existence. My work has become my personal alchemy. The push/pull between organic and hard-edge shapes, allows me to express where humanity is and where it’s ultimately progressing towards.”
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