Eric Abrecht’s landscape paintings capture expansive horizons and cloud formations in a style that sits on an edge between abstraction and realism. While his compositions include distinct elements of the natural world, what most interests him is the process of painting – the layering of wide swaths of color, the pulling and scraping of paint, and the resulting movement and brushwork. He works primarily in oils, using layers of harmonious tones to create canvases with a distinct texture and light.
“I allow the paint to develop its subject matter, rather than working from or recreating a specific scene. By working conceptually, the work is allowed to develop a freedom from the boundaries normally associated with the traditional landscape. The conceptual process also allows the notions of color and shape to be manipulated into a piece that leaves the viewer with questions as well as answers.”