Collection: Bernard Lumpkin and Carmine Boccuzzi, New York

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Fueled by a love of fashion, form, and material, artist Eric Nathaniel Mack fuses paint with found fabrics, trash, and his own discarded clothing. From an early age, Mack was introduced to fashion by working for his father’s bootleg discount clothing store, and the young artist was fascinated by this intersection between high- and low-brow culture. Often deconstructing and reconstructing fabrics, Mack quilts large-scale patchwork panels that blur the line between utility and style. “My paintings privilege content that operates in this world rather than in self-reference; objects that seek audaciously an outside gesture,” he says. Mack is a Yale MFA graduate and the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2019
Whitney Biennial 2019Whitney Museum of American Art
Lemme walk across the roomBrooklyn Museum
2018
Eric N. Mack: Misa Hylton-BrimSimon Lee Gallery
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Pain After Heat, 2014

Rope, paper, acrylic paint, dye, ink, dried orange peel, wood, plastic, magazine pages, and grommets on quilted moving blanket
93 × 66 × 84 in
236.2 × 167.6 × 213.4 cm
Location
Long Island City

Collection: Bernard Lumpkin and Carmine Boccuzzi, New York

Medium
Image rights
Courtesy of MoMA PS1

Fueled by a love of fashion, form, and material, artist Eric Nathaniel Mack fuses paint with found fabrics, trash, and his own discarded clothing. From an early age, Mack was introduced to fashion by working for his father’s bootleg discount clothing store, and the young artist was fascinated by this intersection between high- and low-brow culture. Often deconstructing and reconstructing fabrics, Mack quilts large-scale patchwork panels that blur the line between utility and style. “My paintings privilege content that operates in this world rather than in self-reference; objects that seek audaciously an outside gesture,” he says. Mack is a Yale MFA graduate and the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Greater New York
Other works by Eric N. Mack
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