Kurt Erickson

Brazenly visual, Kurt Erickson’s work draws the viewer in through his fresh, vibrant canvases. Growing intuitively out of passing thoughts, emotions and life experiences, Erickson’s artworks grasp aspects of graffiti art, punk rock and grit. His approach to painting integrates a radical embrace of the subconscious mind. Using effortless gestural marks, he allows fluid brushstrokes and the intersection between the intentional and the subliminal to guide his process. Consciously integrating bright and dynamic colors, his works elicit the sensation of free-spirited spontaneity.

With a background in digital art, Erickson uses the time between paintings to create and design within a more rigid environment. He aims to intricately weave together the industrial, the found, and the ephemeral, starting with a candidly organic method within the works he calls “digital collages”. His pieces often start on the computer with layers of textures, photos, found texts, and graphics that are then combined in Adobe Photoshop to be used as inspiration for the canvas.

Erickson’s paintings encourage one to pause and let the mind wonder. He seeks to make visual art that invites the viewer to consider a new perspective and a more thoughtful way of looking at life.

 

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