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Eric Stotik - New Paintings

     

                 

                       

     

                 

           

           


To put it mildly, Eric Stotik is an enigma. I've never met him....in person anyway. We were hoping he'd make it out for his 3rd showing with us, but he lives in Portland, and as we all know it's hard to get out. I asked him to write something about his work, and he more or less flinched if I can say that. I understand. In all the googling that I did, each article tended toward milking the mystery thing, which is what I am doing here. And he's deserving of that. To quote one recent article by D. K. Row of The Oregonian.... I'll just drop a few words....

"Makes magic", "gemlike paintings", "elicited awe", "extraordinary technical ability", "gorgeous inner sanctum", "transcends time and place".

And that was just in the introductory paragraph! This was a great article and worth looking at....here's the link....