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Fish and coral reefs twisted into the lush acrylic paintings of Lisa Ericson

Brief ReviewCreator(s): Lisa Ericson. Nationality: American. Base: Portland, Oregon, United States. Main skill(s): design; fine art; illustration; painting. Main thematic(s) and/or subject(s) in this/these work(s): science; the natural world (fauna, flora, and environmental phenomena); and human struggles and emotions. Main style(s) and/or art reference(s) applied: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Main medium(s): acrylic on canvas. More info: Website Facebook Instagram

My ideas are often science-inspired, but with a surreal twist. I may read or hear about a scientific or environmental phenomenon and it provides a kernel of inspiration which can lead to a painting or an entire series. I use the black background to create the drama of the spotlight on my chosen subject. It singles them out, exposes their every tiny detail, and creates a void of the unknown around them. In that way, each piece becomes an intimate portrait. I think of the animals in my paintings as simultaneously representing the natural world and also reflecting our own human struggle and emotion. I like to draw parallels between the two. (…) All of my paintings are done in acrylics on wood panels. I like the hard surface of the panels, and I use multiple thin layers of paint to build up my images.

Lisa Ericson

See also another work of Lisa Ericson here.

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Curated by Leandro Limolive

CEO-founder of Visualflood. A Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies. You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

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