Erika Keck, ‘Surface (After Dark)’, 2013, envoy enterprises

About Erika Keck

Erika Keck does away with a traditionally integral element of the painted medium—the canvas. Using paint as both medium and subject, the artist creates abstract works in which swathes and strips of acrylic paint are directly suspended from wooden stretchers. These highly textured works exist somewhere between painting and sculpture, recalling the physicality and process-oriented approaches of pioneering abstractionists such as Eva Hesse, Lynda Benglis, and Kristin Baker.

American, b. 1976, Albuquerque, New Mexico, based in Brooklyn, New York