BARCELONA///FIRST LOOK: ERIC WHITE’S “ECLECTICISMO: VIRTUD O DEFECTO?” AT IGUAPOP GALLERY

February 23, 2009  |  art, Barcelona, Eric White, News, Openings, Spain

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Eric White's new works are a visual force to be reckoned with...

Superhuman painting talent ERIC WHITE brought his unique brand of cinematic surrealism to the sunny climes of Barcelona where his solo show of new work “Eclecticismo: Virtud o Defecto?” (Eclecticism: Virtue or Defect?) opened alongside a concurrent exhibition by art buddy Gomez Bueno at IGUAPOP GALLERY last weekend. Consisting of seven brand new 24" x 24" paintings (save for a lone 36" x 36" exception) and two recent large scale pieces, the majority of the show is divided between White's recent "windows" theme and his unique "photo negative" painting effect whereby the Michigan native painstakingly renders portraits in a film negative colorshceme that translate to perfectly accurate color versions when viewed as inversions. The unusual imagery is a true testament to Mr White's rendering prowess considering that the accuracy of his color positives is never tested until the last brushstroke on the negative has been laid (see below for an example). HAVE A LOOK:

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"The Crunge," oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

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"Heaven Can Wait," oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

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"Outsourced," oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

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"Heaven Can Wait," oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

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"The Lamp," oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

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"Heaven Can Wait," oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

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"Divorce Island," oil on canvas, 24" x 24" [note: color reproduction here is accurate, strange though it may seem]

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"The Ascension," oil on canvas, 89" x 67," 2005.

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"The Truth Yet Again Asserts Itself in Obdurate Reprisal, And in So Doing Belies the Fact That You, No Longer Besieged by Doubt, Have Come to the Conclusion That Maybe Things Aren't Really All That Bad After All," oil on canvas, 60" x 36," 2006.

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Mr White's "Hungry Eyes"...

MR WHITE'S NEGATIVE EFFECT:
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The show's title image in its orginal painted "negative" form...

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...and a digital "positive" inversion showing color accuracy.

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