Have you met…James Erikson?

Untitled, 201317, 18x14 inches, oil on linen

Untitled, 201317, 18×14 inches, oil on linen

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist James Erikson.

Untitled, 201306, 18x14 inches, oil on linen

Untitled, 201306, 18×14 inches, oil on linen

Born in 1970 in Plainfield, NJ. Lives and works in Philadelphia.


2000 City University of New York, Queens College, M.L.S.
1997 State University of New York, Purchase College, M.F.A.
1992 Messiah College, Grantham, PA., B.A.

Richmond Morning,14x11 inches, oil on linen.

Richmond Morning,14×11 inches, oil on linen.

From the Artist’s Statement:
“I am drawn to the simple forms of monuments and monoliths but also to their deep connection to life and death. My paintings are not about particular monuments or monoliths but I do want them to function on a similar, basic human level emotionally. I hope they are reflective of the contemporary human experience.” JE


PAPER 201330, 12x9 inches, ink and rice paper collage on paper

PAPER 201330, 12×9 inches, ink and rice paper collage on paper

Other material relating to James Erikson.

Artist website: jameserikson.com

Structure and Imagery: Studio visit James Erikson

Structure and Imagery: In Process James Erikson

ArtSlant: James Erikson

Romanblog 2: James Erikson

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