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Erik Parker   The Word Art makes Me Nervous

Exclusive studio interview with American artist Erik Parker. Parker talks about his artistic path, process and why the word "Art" makes him nervous.

Erik Parker (b. 1968) is a New York-based artist.

Parker studied at the University of Texas, Austin with Peter Saul before receiving his master of fine arts from Purchase College of the State University of New York.
He was included in the first “Greater New York” show at P.S.1 in 2000.

Erik Parker is known for his precisely painted and organized worlds of chaos that exist within his brightly colored, intensely layered, highly saturated canvases. Parker's work depicts unique, fantastical scenes of biomorphic subjects and unworldly landscapes.

Parker methodically paints each composition to the optical extreme creating an intense visual experience. His work maintains a premeditated sense of order all the while suggesting an underlying madness through his use of bold and fragmented forms. Parker employs many styles in his work, from graffiti to psychedelic album covers and cartoons. Drawing from elements of American subculture, Parker creates color infused paintings that illustrate his take on the pressing issues of our time.

Parker has had one-person exhibitions at Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth; Honor Fraser Gallery Los Angeles; Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland; THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, Ridgefield, CT; GALERIA JAVIER LOPEZ, Madrid, Spain; PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York; The Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester England; De Appel in Amsterdam, Netherland.

Erik Parker is represented by Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York.


CREDITS

Erik Parker | filmed by Out of Sync | NYC Oct 2014
Interview | Jesper Bundgaard
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Producer | Out of Sync
Artworks courtesy | Erik Parker

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