Eric Breish

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ARTIST STATEMENT

 

“Creation is derived from process and my process is rooted in music. Entering my studio every day, the ritual begins with running the music. It drives the movement of my hand and inspires form at every step of creation. The movements are from my subconscious where a line is created, and in turn, influences the next line or stroke. The process is similar to Automatism where an act is performed unconsciously.”

 

Eric Breish, known for his abstract paintings on metal that create holographic illusions, engages the viewer in mesmerizing planes of light and color that constantly shift before the eye.  Using a combination of tools and unique methods, each mark on the metal is strategically placed to absorb and reflect light, creating the dimensional effect that separates Breish's work from traditional abstract paintings. Aluminum, copper or steel are the substrates on which he works, while layered transparent paintings and varnishes create a glass-like finish that enhances depth, dimension and color. For nearly a decade, Breish has apprenticed under renowned artist and innovator of metal art, Andreas Nottebohm. 

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