Acrylic on canvas
48 x 60 Inches
Erik Minter (b. 1979 in District of Columbia) is currently based in New Jersey. Minter known for his use of vibrant color combinations that weave between otherworldly graphical shapes and fluid splashes, combines abstraction with surreal figuration as he searches to capture the emotional feeling of an experience, evocative of dreams or nostalgia. While the compositions are somewhat planned out, his approach to painting is improvisational. Each piece is created with a combination of techniques which he considers to be more of a “set of tendencies”. These “tendencies” involve spraying, pouring, gesturing marks and masking in forms by “drawing” with tape.