Writeup for Verehrung

Here’s a great writeup on my painting Verehrung, which is currently on display in the Profiles showroom in NYC:

Visualizing the Passage of Time in Eric Lee’s ‘Verehrung’

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Materials and Intent

Materials should lend themselves to the conceptual framework of the work at hand. The basic question “Why am I painting this?” is central to understanding what it is I’m doing. If what I’m saying is better said with another material, I don’t argue with that.

Intent is paramount. There’s nothing haphazard or random in this process. All sorts of factors must align and find cohesion within this framework. Uncertainty is always present, but it’s through the winnowing process of self-honesty and devotion to what specifically I’m trying to say that something new and strong emerges.

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Detail of Lodz, 12″x12″ on canvas.
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Detail of In Broad Daylight, 12″x12″ on canvas.
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Detail of In Broad Daylight, 12″x12″ on canvas. 

In Broad Daylight

Developing the small painting In Broad Daylight, 12″x12″. Oil, aluminum, wood, linoleum, industrial paint, cloth & resistors.

This work, along with other miniatures on which I currently work deal with atrocities and personal anxiety.

In Broad Daylight
Developing the small painting In Broad Daylight, 12″x12″ on canvas.
In Broad Daylight, detail
Detail of In Broad Daylight, 12″x12″ on canvas. 

Łódź

Detail of Łódź, a small painting (12″x12″) based on a large abandoned pier I once saw jutting out into the water. Łódź means ‘boat’ in Polish, and is the name of a Polish city in which the Łódź Ghetto had been established following the 1939 invasion. This pier, the rotting brick building, and a boat which will never come has resulted from the stories I’ve read of Łódź during WW2.

Lodz, detail
Detail of Lodz.