eric louie creates energetic '3D' paintings by layering iridescent shapes

eric louie creates energetic '3D' paintings by layering iridescent shapes

the work of vancouver-based painter eric louie creates vibrant compositions that depict organic elements in a state of flux. the final result is a series of paintings that appear almost ‘3D’, like kaleidoscopic mobiles that have been brought to life.

eric louie creates energetic '3D' paintings by layering iridescent shapes

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through his abstractions louie explores concepts of space and spatial illusion. shapes are scattered in the air like autonomous objects trying to break away from tethers represented by thin lines of dripping paint. these forms are layered one over the other, shaded in various iridescent patterns to help capture a sense of energy.

eric louie creates energetic '3D' paintings by layering iridescent shapes



I’m interested in creating events that both acknowledge and deny spatial illusion simultaneously‘, explains. the paintings have a pictorial emphasis for the most part… they tend to be mind paintings but also allude to landscape, still life and portraiture.’

eric louie creates energetic '3D' paintings by layering iridescent shapes



his artworks are entirely spontaneous. louie does not plan a particular composition but instead he invents forms as he goes, some of which survive until the end, whilst others are lost in the continuous layering of thin glazes of paint.

eric louie creates energetic '3D' paintings by layering iridescent shapes



the objects within the paintings tend to be unique shying away from pattern or repetition‘, he continues. ‘many, especially in this recent body of work, meld organic and geometric elements. I have found that this development takes the work in two directions. on one level to point towards the idea but not define the works as autonomous art objects. on another, to perhaps talk about this type of interaction of forms, their tension and broader meaning.

eric louie creates energetic '3D' paintings by layering iridescent shapes



a selection of works by eric louie is currently on display at in vancouver. the exhibition titled ‘awakening‘ runs from april 4 – april 20.


project info


artist: eric louie

exhibition: awakening

gallery: bau-xi gallery, vancouver

dates: april 4 – april 20

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