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Eric Demski

Fort Mill, SC 29708

Eric Demski (°1970, Claverack, NY, United States) creates paintings, drawings and mixed media artworks on canvas, stone, paper, metal and just about any material available at the time of inspiration. By applying his poetic and often metaphorical visual language, Demski formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.

His paintings feature divine, accidental and unexpected connections. They combine unrelated aspects leading to surprising analogies. By applying abstraction, he creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round, in circles.

His artwork doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, he strives to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil and yet unsettling poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation. His works appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse, and revelations come to light.

Eric Demski currently lives and works in Fort Mill, SC.

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