In Episode 20, Marx has a conversation with painter Erik Nieminen. Erik grew up in Ottawa as a member of a family in which being an artist was encouraged. In 2007 he obtained his BFA from the University of Ottawa and his MFA from Concordia University in 2010. After that he moved to Berlin where he worked for over 4 years, he returned to live and work to Montreal in 2016.
His paintings walk on the intersection of abstraction and commonly known forms seen through a filter that ends up distorting them. In this interview he points out that in his work “the content always follows form”. This premise allows him to explore different aspects of a painting with freedom and honesty. Please visit Erik’s website to check out his paintings.
His recent solo shows include “The Unreal” at the Albemarle Gallery in London England and earlier this year he presented “Above Below” at the Art Gallery of Outremont in Montreal. He has participated in several group shows in Berlin, Frankfurt, Montreal, and London. He was recently awarded with the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series that granted him a ticket to the finals being held in Miami this winter.
It was a really enjoyable conversation and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
Thanks for listening!
Hosted by Marx Ruiz-Wilson
Edited and Produced by Marx Ruiz-Wilson
Music, Mixing and Mastering by Arcadio M Lanz
Visual design by Victor Garibay
Special thanks to Erik Nieminen
IntoThis Podcast Intro - Arcadio M Lanz - Independent - 2018
IntoThis Podcast Outro - Arcadio M Lanz - Independent - 2018