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Eric LoPresti
Rocks and Tapes (Color Field) Painting

2019

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Eric LoPresti (b. 1971) makes art that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American West, exploring relationships between science, identity, history, and conflict. Following in the painterly tradition of the apocalyptic sublime, LoPresti’s artistic practice explores how trauma and beauty shape our lives. LoPresti constructs a multifaceted depiction of the American West that scrutinizes our physical environment within the contexts of both the expansive narrative of the atomic age and the artist’s own personal history. While the globally-transformative story of the development and testing of nuclear weapons suffuses many of his works, LoPresti’s visual field shifts constantly and seamlessly from the micro- to the macroscopic. As with the infinitely elusive location of a particle in quantum mechanics, LoPresti presents a vision of the American West whose physical characteristics and historical associations defy any attempt to be perceived and comprehended from a fixed viewpoint. In "Rocks and Tapes (Color Field)", LoPresti recreates in oil paint a photograph he took of a Southwestern American desert landscape. Painted trompe l'oeil fragments that resemble colored tape, each painted by hand, separate the viewer from the landscape like a digital filter or barrier further severing the relation of humans to nature.

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  • Artist
    Eric LoPresti (1971, American)
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 58 in. (147.32 cm)Width: 72 in. (182.88 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU81934696922

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