Erik Lasky Art Exhibit In-Person
Erik Lasky(1983-) is an American Figurative painter. He has identified himself as a ‘Kitsch Painter’ indicating the influence from the movement defined by Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. Themes in his work are generally narrative or allegorical depictions of people, places or objects. In his work, he offers a direct challenge to the ideology found in Conceptual or Modern Art, choosing instead to focus on realistic depictions that convey notions of melancholy, sentimentality, and emotional ambivalence.
Along with a formal education, completed at SUNY Cortland and Elmira College in Studio Art, he has worked and studied under various representational painters including Lori Ellis, Marc Dennis and Mike Tanzer. Stylistic influences in his work include Titian, Rembrandt, Goya, and Andrew Wyeth. By using a limited pallet and techniques from the Old Masters , the subjects in his paintings seem to glow from within, isolated in an atmospheric fog and appear almost religious or spiritual in nature.
Lasky’s work has been included in various museums, galleries and private displays attracting a wide range of collectors. His work has been praised for providing a “strong emotional impact...with a sincere approach regarding the human condition.” Lasky has stated he is interested in a “dialogue with the Old Masters and creating compositions that feel timeless”. He lives and works in his hometown of Greene, New York.