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Eric Graham
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Media:Painting; Drawing;


ARTIST STATEMENT: My current body of work explores nostalgia for a forgotten time period through the use of photographs, blending personal and found items. These photographs act as a jumping off point to create a new narrative, a fictional history. I began incorporating old photos into my work when I was given my grandparentsí 35mm slides. The subject matter was unfamiliar, and yet they were also familiar to me. After working with these images for several months, I changed my approach to the material. Rather than making work that was directly personal, I began exploring the idea of why I was interested in the past, particularly the time before 1975, the year I was born. I purchased a few photographs from a local vintage store and became intrigued as to why the photos were taken. What led up to the moment the shutter opened? Little snapshots such as vacations, everyday life, or portraiture fascinated me. While near my home or on vacation, I continued exploring thrift stores and procuring found photography. While composition, color, and subject matter all played an important role in the selection process, the most important stipulation was that the pictures were not taken after 1975. The viewer of this work might question whether the image is related to the artist personally or if it is it based off of a memory. I do not intend it to be clear which is which. Different time periods interweave through the gathered images. In some ways Iím erasing and attempting to rewrite history. This process is used to explore acts of image-making and memory. I see my work as an investigation into Americana.
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  • Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
    2016
    oil on canvas
    18 x 24 in.

  • Chandelier Musings
    2016
    oil on canvas
    24 x 18 in.

  • study fro (Dancehall)
    2017
    oil on canvas
    16 x 12 in.

  • study for (building 3)
    2017
    oil on canvas
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  • study for (Take Off)
    2017
    oil on canvas
    16 x 12 in.

  • study for (Poolside)
    2017
    oil on canvas
    16 x 12 in.

  • study for (building 2)
    2017
    oil on canvas
    16 x 12 in.

  • study for (Sakura Palace)
    2017
    oil on canvas
    12 x 16 in.

  • study for (Goofing Around)
    2017
    oil on canvas
    16 x 12 in.

  • study for (Lakeside)
    2017
    oil on canvas
    12 x 16 in.

  • study for (building 1)
    2017
    oil on canvas
    16 x 12 in.

  • study for (Cocktail Party)
    2017
    oil on canvas
    16 x 12 in.

  • study for (Space Cadet)
    2017
    oil on canvas
    12 x 16 in.

  • 102616
    2016
    oil on linen
    16 x 12 in.

  • 102916
    2016
    oil on linen
    16 x 12 in.

  • Roman Holiday
    2013
    oil on linen

  • Tilt Shift
    2013
    oil on linen

  • La Dolce Vita
    2014
    pencil on paper
    29.5 x 22 in.

  • ghost 02
    2014
    pencil on paper
    9 x 12 in.

  • ghost 07
    2014
    pencil on paper
    12 x 9 in.
 








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