Eric Cox is an artist from Phoenix Arizona, where he creates his pieces using spray paint, polyurethane and wax pencils. His creations are nothing less than stunning while being both dark and sensual. A man after my own heart, some of his dark work borders on the morbid and macabre while other pieces are simply breathtaking. Eric currently has several pieces on display at Framin Works and you can also visit his site Artsy Coxy.
In the Artists own words:
I am currently using oil paint with spray paint, polyurethane, and wax pencils. Combining these different materials grants me the freedom to move paint faster. I wanted to bring drawing back to my painting. The wax pencils cannot be erased forcing me to be raw and honest. No matter the mark it is part of the composition.
This series relates to my struggle with the human condition. In trying to define myself as an artist and contribute to society, I am curious and feel the need to search for the meaning of my process in my art as it mimics my life. Often I want to turn off the news and bury my head to the turmoil and fear that life shows me. Hopefully, these paintings wake me up and inspire the positive side of being human while be honest and open. In sum, I’ve created a series of paintings that are entirely selfish even though it is my attempt to relate to others. Perhaps most of this is an attempt to leave something behind…my legacy.
The art displayed in this article is currently for sale. For more information on one of these pieces please visit his site.
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