The paintings seem to be actual in style but isn’t not, the figures are well constructed but some portion are distorted, the scene captured the witty unexpected pose, while some are double exposure. Looking at his art is giving a same feeling as when you are not sure you’re still awake or not or in the state of hallucination, welcome to the world of Eric White.
colette Paris proudly present the exhibition for the American artist. The golden age of Hollywood is his great inspiration reflected in the style of scene and figure of the artworks. All the dream state like images revealing the both influences from Realism and Surrealism, creating an unique psychedelic vision. This exhibition presents original drawings, paintings and his 1/3 Scale retrospectives series made with older works from White reproduced at exactly one-third of their original size. These seemingly exquisite reproductions, upon closer inspection, are unfaithful knock-offs produced at Xiamen Unique Oil Painting Co., Ltd. in China. By subcontracting out the replication of selections from his oeuvre, White plays with notions of appropriation, authorship, and the ‘fake’ phenomenon specific to luxury brands, and takes a playful jab at the hallowed ‘retrospective’ of the established – and often dead-artist by staging a false one of his own work in miniature.
The “Eric White” exhibition at colette Paris is now open until 4 June 2016
The Book Eric White (208 pages) is also available at colette. This is the first comprehensive and long-overdue monograph of Eric White, containing mostly previously unpublished work. This book covers the breadth of his career so far,
from his earliest acrylics, oils, and works on paper, to his subverted album cover paintings, to work he describes as paranoid
social realism, to his 1/3 Scale retrospectives installations.