Eric’s approach to figuration is both beautiful and disturbing. Whether expressed blatantly or in a subtler manner, his work attempts to tap into those realities and dimensions that exist beyond the fringe of our perception. Referencing found imagery (often that of 40’s era Hollywood), his own photographs and his unpredictable imagination, he creates “paintings about films about dreams about the neighbors.” Painstakingly rendered with impeccable craftsmanship, White’s work often emulates the varying planes of focus and multiple exposure of the photographic process. This combination of themes and technique produces complex, refined environments that are at once multi-dimensional, two dimensional, perilous and inviting. Eric White was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. His work has been featured in numerous group shows as well as five solo exhibitions including three at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles.
Bio from www.earlmcgrathgallery.com
"It's funny at first I was not sure if I liked Eric's work but in 2012-13 I shared studio space with him and few other artists in a loft in Gowanus Brooklyn where I got the chance to get to know him and watch the paintings progress on a weekly basis. The dichotomy of pop culture and surrealism in his works leaves me in this familiar grey area where I am stuck between my parents the "baby boomer" mid century generation and the post Reagan/present day that I belong to... Its a complicated feeling and maybe why I didn't like it at first but in the end its what makes his work so successful"