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Artist Bruce Erikson
Maineville, Ohio, USA
Oil on Linen
Erikson finds inspiration in capturing the figure lost in thought. The gesture of the figure, as well as the setting in which it is placed, give clues as to what the model might be imagining, without becoming too literal. The figure becomes a vessel of experiences that is presented in an idealized and iconic fashion, informed by a love of art history. Though most drawings portray the solitary figure, the newest work consists of paintings containing several types of images of women that are placed together that connect several hundred years of aesthetics of the female form.