Watch Eric Zener, directed by Jeffrey Braverman of Flipturn Productions
Foster/White Gallery is pleased to present, for the first time, oil paintings by Eric Zener. One of the most intriguing American artists producing artwork today, Eric Zener is best known for his depictions of the figure in water. Often painting scenes of swimmers in a floating surrender or on summer beaches, he offers a visual escape beckoning one to lose oneself.
Zener concurrently works in mixed media utilizing a process of photography layered with resins and paints to create an illuminated work of art. Zener states, "Orphaned from the sanctuary of youth we are faced with life’s challenges and the consequences of our choices. I use our relationship with water, nature and each other as a metaphor for transformation, refuge and renewal."
Eric Zener is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Zener has had numerous solo exhibitions across the US, as well as Asia, Australia, and Europe. His work is in private collections internationally.
Eric Zener was a featured artist at the 2015 SOFA Chicago Exposition.