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Eric Blum

ERIC BLUM (USA, B. 1956)

Eric Blum was educated at UCLA, St Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. Blum’s layered arrangements of ink-washed, wax-infused silk are rooted in modern painting techniques, yet activated by the experimental manipulation of his media. While initially drawing inspiration from the world around him, he dives into his work blindly, putting his materials through a process of layering, rotating, covering and uncovering, until he settles the elements into a visual anagram; no longer resembling his preconception. The ambiguity of Blum’s references and the elusiveness of his narrative are beguiling. Its parts don’t always go together, and when viewed anew it becomes something other than itself. Creating work that is more desirable, poetic or preposterous than when it began.

(Biography provided by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts)
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Trio of Encaustics by Eric Blum
By Eric Blum
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A haunting trio of encaustic portraits by Eric Blum, depicting two female subjects and one male. These encaustics are created by mixing layers of watercolor and beeswax on canvas tha...
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Late 20th Century American Eric Blum

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