Louis Eisner, ‘BOX 53’, 2014, TWO x TWO

estimated retail value: $8,000

In Box 53, Eisner projects a small scribble onto a larger surface of stretched linen and carefully draws the up-scaled mark using oil, graphite, and marsh ink. Perhaps Eisner is creating a contemporary twist on the Abstract Expressionist great Franz Kline who in the late 1940’s enlarged images of his small gestural works by using an opaque projector, thus creating a visionary new language.

Louis Eisner is an engaging artist who makes works that vary in imagery and subject. His range is vast, spanning from large gestural paintings to small inkjet prints of Princess Diana superimposed with witty phrases. In Box 53, Eisner projects a small scribble onto a larger surface of stretched linen and carefully draws the up-scaled mark using oil, graphite, and marsh ink. Perhaps Eisner is creating a contemporary twist on the Abstract Expressionist great Franz Kline who in the late 1940’s enlarged images of his small gestural works by using an opaque projector, thus creating a visionary new language. Eisner lives and works in New York. He has had solo exhibitions in Brussels, Cologne, New York, and London. He is part of The Still House Group, an emerging arts organization based in New York.

website: www.enterstillhouse.com

About Louis Eisner

Louis Eisner’s paintings vary in imagery and subject—and sometimes lack a subject entirely. In one of his best-known series, “Void Paintings” (2011), Eisner painted large-scale ambient backgrounds with their sitters missing—creating portraits of, essentially, nothing. Eisner’s other works are more graphic and feature recognizable images, like popular cartoon characters or vividly colored children’s slides. Leviathan (2013), one of Eisner’s rare sculptural works, features cut outs from MAD Magazine strung from a mobile, ultimately meant to parallel Thomas Hobbes’s theory of social organization. Eisner is also an active member of the artist-led organization, The Still House Group.

American, b. 1988, Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows

2015
New York,
Louis Eisner: Time Makes the Tune

Group Shows

2015
New York,
Varela versus
2014
New York,
Palace 88
2014
Polignano a Mare,
Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali Presents: The Still House Group
2013
Athens,
ReMap 4
2012
New York,
Here Comes
2010
New York ,
While it Lasts