How would you describe this relationship between the texture of the surface of your work and the texture of the encounter they stage?
I love the specificity of language in this question, the relationship allows me to think that texture is a social recognition. A kind of effect or reward for noticing. Helpful in remembering a touched feeling.
What's at stake for you in the play of meaning between one side of a piece of fabric and its reverse? Or between the sign that is the fabric and the sign you paint onto it?
The full acknowledgement of even with surface there is a cause and effect. That there are structures at play to communicate a stablized surface.
How would you describe the relationship between painting and the body, given that your work is so close to clothing or to an abstracted fashion language?
Painting comes from the body, the trace can be both indication of movement and touch. Trace is important to me : my trace. I always wanted painting to be a private performance. The point of address from the individual to the viewer at a critical point of intension when the author is no longer present or no longer tied to the story - how does the work speak?
Eric Mack with NM Llorens
Eric Mack is a painter living and working in NYC.