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The work of Eric Nash captures the essence of daily encounters within Los Angeles, and what the city metaphorically represents. From the 10 Freeway to Hollywood Blvd, to Musicland Hotel, and Los Altos Apts., Nash reimagines the quintessential and quirky landmarks of LA as cinematic sets from an internal film noir. When rendered in the dramatic monochrome of black and white of evening hours, the meticulous charcoal scenes exude a dreamlike quality of seductive angst. Charcoal in its purest form is a specific choice. While a laborious material to work with, it lends a sense of hyper-realism in its dense tonal range that parallels photographic stills.
Thoughts of Los Angeles conjure visions of neon signage, advertisements, and street signs, that both entice and beguile. Within these moody oeuvres, Nash imbues each setting with mystery and suspense indicative of California and the Wild West. The current exhibition, Night Drawings, is a nod to the essence of LA effortlessly illuminated in monochromaticlly glowing night-time hues Every frozen moment within these quiet compositions captures frozen moments and stories inspired by photographs the artist has taken himself.
A lifelong artist, Eric Nash graduated with a BFA from the University of Illinois. He began his painting career in Chicago where he worked as an art director in advertising cementing his interest in universal and iconic imagery. Cinematography, American Pop Art and Realism were and continue to be important influences.
Drawn to California and its legendary landscape and creative energy, he relocated to Los Angeles in 2000. His first studio was in Hollywood followed by Venice Beach where he first came to the attention of noted collectors in the movie industry, Silicon Valley, New York and Europe as well as corporate collections. His current studio is in the Mojave Desert town of Yucca Valley, California near Joshua Tree National Park. He has been the subject of a wide range of print and online media articles and has had numerous solo gallery shows. Notably Nash has been featured in museum shows at Laguna Museum of Art, Tucson Museum of Art, Riverside Art Museum and Palm Springs Museum of Art.
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