Brooklyn, NY, United States
About Eric Watson
Watson calls himself a minimalist, expressionist. Born in San Francisco, California he moved to New York City in 1996. Painting and drawing from his basement apartment on 83rd and 1st he quickly melded into the downtown art scene and joined Jack Light Gallery LES for his first group exhibition. His work is featured in Elle Decor Magazine Sept 2007 and New York Absolute Magazine Nov 2007 Drawing/paintings address societal hierarchy and or the daft didactic disciplines of the 21st Century.
School Of Visual Arts NYC, 2003 Painting courses under teacher Ira Richer. All through High School I majored in Architectural Drawing. My father Ray M. Watson was an Architect.
check schedule at- Elena AB Gallery NYC
May 15, 2013 3rd Annual LIC Arts Open Festival
2010 Visual Vaudeville (group) Tribeca, NYC, TOAST
2010 White Box Galley (group show) LES, NYC Reis Studios
2010 Sent a Public Works proposal to NYC Dept. of Cultural affairs. The project called “Manhattan Apartment” which consists of four site-specific outdoor (sculptures and large assemblages) titled Bathe, Sleep, Rats and Laundry is available upon request.
2006 The Coup Show (group) curated by Candice Magley, Weiss Pollack Galleries, NYC
2004 The East Coast Red Bull Surf Group Show, Red Hook, Brooklyn
1996 Jack Light Gallery LES, NYC
The Work- Watson, a minimalist at heart, draws boxy 3D images over smaller expressionistic figure drawings pasted to the canvas. He splits the image i.e. a washing machine, a front end of a car and drops one side. He says “My work is about the human stain vs politics as usual.” Inspired by Agnes Martin, Jackson Pollack, Thomas Houseago to name a few, he accepts his outsider status. His chosen materials are pencil, crayon, paper, paint and garments sewn in for a bit of history.