1972 · United States
Developing an artful play on the exposure of the photograph and all such an image entails, American artist TR Ericsson uses a combination of paint pigment and gesso to conjure works that make a powerful statement about the state of humanity in the modern world.
Sometimes also expanding his practice to include found materials or other media, Ericsson creates the seemingly faded images of people in seemingly inconsequential or everyday settings. His use of color, however, along with the realization that these are recreations to emulate such imagery, conveys Ericsson’s immense talents. His works also convey the extent to which Ericsson wishes to comment on the ways in which we document our lives in seemingly permanent ways but, in the end, are faced with their disappearance.
First studying art in Cleveland between 1984 and 1991, Ericsson attended the Art Students League of New York as well as the National Academy of Design in New York. He has since called New York home for more than the past several decades. Landmarks of his career include a solo exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2015 as well as his receipt of the 91stInternational Print Center Award in 2017. His work makes up part of several major museum collections, including the Dallas Museum of Art; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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