Erik Minter American, b. 1979

Overview

"The paintings are not of anyone at this particular time, but for me they act as portraits of strangers that carry our emotions through their facial attitudes”. – Erik Minter

Erik Minter's work plays on bold, vibrant colour combinations often met with sky-tone gradients that weave between graphical shapes and fluid-like splashes. Combining abstraction with surreal figuration, Minter has moved from digital drawings and photographic manipulations to paint and the physical surface, seeking to capture the emotion of experiences, either lived or dreamed, and to express his feelings and curiosity about life. With different layers that unfold over time, each work gives way to new discoveries. 

 

Human emotions and interactions, the persistence of memory and the importance of nostalgia. These are the  core pillars behind the conception of Erik Minter’s latest series of works. Heavily inspired by his coastal surroundings, the artist draws on the natural world around  him, recontextualising it into paintings that capture the ephemeral. He seeks meaning in painterly expression through experimenting with his own physical limits that aids in bridging abstraction into a surreal figuration. This comes to life through the use of gestural brushstrokes, bold colours and composition subjects that are layered with detailed swirls of acrylic and spray. 

 

Erik Minter (b. 1979, USA) spent his childhood years in Southern Maryland. After completing a Life Study  Course at the Corcoran Museum in Washington, he went on to complete a BA at the Pratt Institute, New  York. Selected exhibitions include: Portraits and Consensus Works, 19 Karen Contemporary Art Space (2021); Collective Synergy, A Screaming Art Group Online Exhibition (2021); Summer Gathering, GR Gallery  (2020); When Spiders Unite, They Can Tie Down a Lion, Daniel Raphael Gallery, London (2020), Art Walk,  Hotel Indigo, NY (2009).

Works
  • Erik Minter, Endless - we are drops, 2020
    Erik Minter
    Endless - we are drops, 2020
    Acrylic, spray paint on canvas
    51 x 51 cm
    Signed on the back with artwork information. On canvas the Artist uses a black wax pencil, archival, in order not to degrade the canvas.
  • Erik Minter, Endemic Eyes, 2020
    Erik Minter
    Endemic Eyes, 2020
    Acrylic, spray paint on canvas
    61 x 61 cm
    On the back.
  • Erik Minter, DisSoulution Sundown, 2020
    Erik Minter
    DisSoulution Sundown, 2020
    Acrylic, spray paint on canvas
    122 x 122 cm
    On the back.
  • Erik Minter, OUTside the line, 2020
    Erik Minter
    OUTside the line, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    51 x 51 cm
    Signed on the back with artwork information. On canvas the Artist uses a black wax pencil, archival, in order not to degrade the canvas.
  • Erik Minter, Eye Realeyes, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Eye Realeyes, 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    152.4 x 122 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 5,500.00
  • Erik Minter, Preaching to Acquire, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Preaching to Acquire, 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    102 x 61 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 3,000.00
  • Erik Minter, Quiet Fire, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Quiet Fire, 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    112 x 107 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 3,750.00
  • Erik Minter, Stoic Reverie, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Stoic Reverie, 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    71 x 61 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 2,000.00
  • Erik Minter, Pause For Concern, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Pause For Concern, 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    61 x 61 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 1,800.00
  • Erik Minter, Steppin on Seashells, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Steppin on Seashells, 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    118 x 112 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 4,000.00
  • Erik Minter, Nough Said, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Nough Said, 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    71 x 61 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 2,000.00
  • Erik Minter, Fly Cookie (Just Self-Huggin), 2021
    Erik Minter
    Fly Cookie (Just Self-Huggin), 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    61 x 61 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 1,800.00
  • Erik Minter, Caliber, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Caliber, 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    71 x 102 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 3,400.00
  • Erik Minter, Gold Bonds, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Gold Bonds, 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    61 x 71 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 2,000.00
  • Erik Minter, (c)loudvision, 2021
    Erik Minter
    (c)loudvision, 2021
    Acrylic and spray on canvas
    71 x 61 cm
    Signed and dated
    £ 2,000.00
  • Erik Minter, Untitled (i'mperfection), 2021
    Erik Minter
    Untitled (i'mperfection), 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 76.2 cm
    £ 3,200.00
  • Erik Minter, Standing here when world's collide, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Standing here when world's collide, 2021
    Acrylic, spray paint on linen
    50.8 x 50.8 cm
  • Erik Minter, Runway to the Heart, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Runway to the Heart, 2021
    Acrylic, spray paint on linen
    50.8 x 50.8 cm
  • Erik Minter, Untitled Girl, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Untitled Girl, 2021
    Acrylic, spray paint on canvas
    101.6 x 76.2 cm
  • Erik Minter, Untitled Restrictions, 2021
    Erik Minter
    Untitled Restrictions, 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    101.6 x 76.2 cm