Contemplation
Contemplation

About Eric Zener

Eric Zener’s photorealistic oil paintings are focused on four motifs: landscapes, figures in bed or on tightropes, and bodies in water. A self-taught artist, Zener manipulates light to create psychologically charged atmospheres for his subjects, who never reveal their faces but nonetheless appear vulnerable while enveloped in bed sheets or immersed in water. Zener views these solitary instances as profound experiences in the face of nature’s grand scale. “Regardless of who you are or where you come from, we all feel a great sense of ‘transformation’ from the world above when we are submerged in the blue water of a pool or the boundless space of the sea,” Zener has said.

American, b. 1966, Astoria, Oregon, based in Los Angeles, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Eric Zener "Escape", Gallery Henoch, New York
2016
2015
“Lei·sure” Featuring Eric Zener and James Rieck, Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach
2015
Eric Zener, Gallery Henoch, New York
2014
Eric Zener "Pop Paintings", Hespe Gallery, San Francisco

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Eric Zener "Escape", Gallery Henoch, New York
2015
Eric Zener, Gallery Henoch, New York
2014
Eric Zener "Pop Paintings", Hespe Gallery, San Francisco

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
2015
“Lei·sure” Featuring Eric Zener and James Rieck, Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach
2015
Fall Group Show, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco
2015
Summer Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York
2015
Eric Zener & Marc Harrold, Lanoue Gallery, Boston
2015
Spring Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York
2014
Holiday Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York
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