(b. 1968 in Stuttgart, Germany, lives and works in New York)
Employing his own wildly inventive architecture and signature neon palate, Erik Parker creates bold, graphic compositions that riff on the traditional genres of portraiture and still-life. His visionary paintings draw their inspiration from diverse elements of American subculture—psychedelia, underground comic books, the Chicago Imagists, hip hop and heavy metal— as well as Picasso, Francis Bacon and Roy Lichtenstein.
Parker studied at the University of Texas, Austin with Peter Saul before receiving his master of fine arts from Purchase College of the State University of New York. He was included in the first “Greater New York” show at P.S.1 in 2000 and has had recent solo exhibitions at The Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester, England; De Appel in Amsterdam; the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX; Colette in Paris; Honor Fraser in Los Angeles; and Galleri Faurschou in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Biography Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery)
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Erik Parker is a New York based artist. He attended the University of Texas at Austin before receiving a master of fine art from Purchase College in New York. He is known for his precisely painted and organized worlds of chaos that exist within his brightly colored, intensely layered, highly saturated surfaces. Parker's work depicts unique, fantastical scenes of biomorphic subjects and unworldly landscapes.