Strange case of vertical consequences – Erik Jerezano

The following images are of Erik Jerezano’s exhibition Strange case of vertical consequences which ran from September 22 to October 13, 2012.

View of Absurd Ways of Confusing the Enemy series

View of Absurd Ways of Confusing the Enemy series

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Interview with Erik Jerezano

Line Gallery: Why do you think you came to focus on drawing as opposed to another medium?

Erik Jerezano: I wanted to be a painter for many years and I tried hard, maybe too hard. With painting I felt that for some reason I never could explore my ideas in the depth that I wanted to. Gradually drawing took over painting once I realized its immediacy, simplicity, spontaneous gestures and flow of ideas that lead me to start building a personal mythology.

 

LG: How do you begin a drawing? What is your working process like?

EJ: I usually don’t put any previous thought; I don’t have any preconceived idea of what I want to do. The works emerge from the abstract/organic random shapes and slowly develop into anthropomorphic figures that build a non-linear narrative, in this process I attempt to extract images from my memory to modify and reinterpret in a subconscious way, being more alert to the progression of the idea than a final result. It is like setting traps to let my inner self speak or draw in this case.

 

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Erik Jerezano Artist Talk & Reception

On September 21, 2012 Erik Jerezano gave an artist talk at Nipissing University. The talk was presented by Line Gallery and Nipissing University.

Erik Jerezano speaking at Nipissing University

Erik Jerezano’s reception was held on September 22, 2012.

Erik Jerezano's reception at Line Gallery with Absurd Ways of Confusing the Enemy series in the background

Erik Jerezano's reception at Line Gallery with Quick Absence in the background