I believe in the elegant, slow approach to seeing. A mindful, studied possession of the world in front of me. I am quick to discard the low hanging fruits or a needy marquis. I find the hidden and secret whispers of the universe, caught in the corner of my hungry eyes. I am king to the court, of all that is secondary and unnoticed. Lost to the fervor, and rush of hurried steps, to nowhere. I demand pause in the interest of beauty, which so often is simply born of the slightest tilt of the head, or a lowered brow. As I age, I know few things with confidence, yet of one I’m sure. Perspective is paramount. The way I look is in concert with the world I’m looking at. I see visual relationships that I commune with through my work. I expose the underserved aspects of a disjointed reality, that I weave together, to tell the story, of us.
Eriq is currently focused on weaving ephemera into upcycled works, that promote reframing perspectives. He finds kinship with the discarded and discounted materials he employs, a theme in his photography as well. A student of OTIS College of Art and Design and UCLA Fine Arts prepared him for an expansive and varied career, which has included commissions in Bronze, as well as fine art originals and prints for Corporate clients.
Eriq's work can be found in noteable collections throughout the world, which are playful, melancholy examples of his nimble curiosity.