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Erik Parker in Artforum

Erik Parker in Artforum

May 2018

Review by Jeff Gibson Erik Parker/Mary Boone Gallery in ARTFORUM.

Calibrated for maximum hallucinogenic effect, Erik Parker’s ultra-vivid, hyper-pictorial paintings go all out to grab and hold one’s attention. For this show, his first with Mary Boone, the artist’s hyperbolic solicitations came in three distinct forms—portraits, pyramids, and planks. The portrait paintings, of which there were five (three of solitary visages, one bearing two heads, and one comprising a group of four severely discombobulated busts), were either medium or large in scale, and constituted the most labor-intensive, complex, and accomplished works in the show. Each portrait was essentially a constellation of crisply rendered cartoon eyes, ears, mouths, and noses dispersed across vaguely face-shaped masses fashioned from geometric and biomorphic forms. These contours delineated vignette- or portal-like spaces that were then filled in with decorative patterning...

Erik Parker in BLISSS MAGAZINE

Erik Parker in BLISSS MAGAZINE

May 2018

Interview with Liz Rice McCray Say Hello to… Erik Parker in BLISSS MAGAZINE.

Erik Parker is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He’s well known for his vividly colored paintings, otherworldly forms and distorted shapes. Speaking with Erik Parker we were struck with his positivity and charming personality. Erik has been awarded several honors throughout his career and has had solo exhibitions at galleries and museums around the world. We were excited to catch up with Erik and find out more about his current solo show, “New Mood,” at Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY. Many thanks to Erik Parker for answering our questions, and dealing with all the crosstalk...