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 urban 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, dynamic colors,
his works elicit the sensation of free-spirited spontaneity. His 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, a more thoughtful way of looking at life.
Erickson intricately weaves together the industrial, the found, and ephemeral, with a
candidly organic method within the works he calls digital collages. Layers of textures,
photos, found texts, graphics all combined in Adobe Photoshop to make up beautiful
artwork. With a background in computer art, Erickson uses the time between paintings
to create and design within a little more rigid environment.