Eric Blum, ‘Untitled Nº754’, 2016, K. Imperial Fine Art

About Eric Blum

The subjects of Eric Blum’s abstract paintings are often narrative, pieced together from the fleeting, unfocused, or peripheral visions of light and movement, and the artist’s earliest sensory memories as an infant—or what he calls the “misunderstandings of the irretrievable glimpse.” Each of his works begins with a drawing, which he then uses as the basis for compositions featuring translucent materials like watercolor, silk, and layers of ink and thin infusions of wax. Sometimes he applies only one layer to the work per day. The result of his process is a tactile surface and a sense of indeterminate depth in the picture plane.

American, b. 1956, Fresno, California