Erik Bornemann In Between the Two Horizons

ON EXHIBIT: March 29, 2017 –April 23, 2017

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: April 8, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Whimsical, gestural, expressionistic, and organic patterned abstractions drawn from verdant natural landscapes, hillsides and grasslands.

Erik Bornemann [Oil]

About the Exhibit and Artist:
Whimsical and atmospheric, oil painter Erik Bornemann’s exhibit “In Between the Two Horizons” is a series of organic, patterned abstractions drawn from verdant natural landscapes, hillsides and grasslands. As spontaneous dabs, scribbles and slashes articulate bolder sweeping forms, Bornemann’s brushwork and method are clearly gestural and expressionistic. Further, the juxtaposition of saturated, near-electric high-key colors and peaceful washes of warm earthy tones is unexpected and engaging.

Erik Bornemann is a New England painter working primarily in oils and mixed media. He was born in Maryland and raised in Acton, MA a small suburban town just northwest of Boston. In 2014 he received his BFA in Painting from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His artwork has appeared in juried, solo and group shows in various Boston galleries and can be found in several private and corporate collections in New England. In 2016 he was awarded a Boston Cultural Council Opportunity Grant. He currently lives and works in Jamaica Plain.

His artwork can be viewed at

Artist Statement:
“In my artistic practice I am continually exploring what I often feel is a non-objective mode of painting. The dissolution between the objective and subjective is something I am continually fascinated with. Growing up, I have always had an affinity with the natural world and how one describes and experiences it. These paintings often borrow organic forms, gestures, and patterns from what we most commonly identify as the landscape. I feel that this mode of expression is a constant and in which my work is grounded. I often find it interesting working as a painter in a culture where instant information and visual stimuli is omnipresent. Being brought up in the age of the Internet, I feel my work is directly informed by this phenomenon whilst also responding to the pioneers of abstract expressionism.” (Erik Bornemann)

Erik Bornemann
Erik Bornemann [Oil]

Erik Bornemann
Erik Bornemann [Oil]

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