Eric Lacombe – ANOMALIES: Lines, Forms, Textures

New paintings by Eric Lacombe
September 16th – 30th, 2017

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On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, Booth Gallery is pleased to present “Anomalies: Lines, Forms, Textures” a solo exhibition featuring astonishing new works by Eric Lacombe. The exhibition is a culmination of new works, which highlight the many facets of imperfections and their societal perceptions.The term “anomaly” is defined as something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. Quite suitably, Lacombe’s “anomalies” portray the imperfect deviations that ostracize his subjects into a haunted world. The “imperfect” and experimental process that birthed this new collection of work reflects who Eric Lacombe is as an artist, as well as those who find resonance with his creations. Like many of us, his anomalies are seeking new information on who their true personas might be. Lacombe portrays this fragility by building thick textures of varying form around hollow, melancholic eyes that stare woefully in question at the viewer. His works incorporate blueprint-

The term “anomaly” is defined as something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. Quite suitably, Lacombe’s “anomalies” portray the imperfect deviations that ostracize his subjects into a haunted world. The “imperfect” and experimental process that birthed this new collection of work reflects who Eric Lacombe is as an artist, as well as those who find resonance with his creations. Like many of us, his anomalies are seeking new information on who their true personas might be. Lacombe portrays this fragility by building thick textures of varying form around hollow, melancholic eyes that stare woefully in question at the viewer. His works incorporate blueprint-esque symbols within his imagery, lending varying analyses to his subject matter and his process. Some pieces incorporate this technique to help illustrate missing components, lending thought to feelings we may measure as commonplace and the emptiness we sometimes habitually exhibit on our stone-cold faces. Eric Lacombe is a multi-skilled, self-taught French artist who has developed a strong, recognizable approach to his subject matter, crafting haunted figures who remain trapped within a miasma of textures. There is a great depth to his works, with textures that push and pull to enhance the emotions and grit of his subject matter. Eric’s works are void of urgency, and instead feel patiently concrete; stagnant figures with nowhere to go, trapped by their own heavy emotions and eternally lost in their current state of thought. Lacombe’s prolific use of texture lends itself to simultaneously subduing and pronouncing the subject matter, reflecting the consistency of dour emotions which climb and fall in our minds; by this, his pieces are strong representations of the ever-faltering mind which can hinder our self-perceptions. Much like the mixed media paintings, his sculptures exhibit turbulent feelings, capturing fragmented pieces that tell the story of a larger whole. The opening reception for “Anomalies: Lines, Forms, Textures” will be hosted Saturday, September 16th, 2017, at 7 pm at Booth Gallery, 325 W 38th St #1, New York, NY 10018. The reception is open to the public and the artist will be in attendance. The exhibition is on view through September 30th, 2017. For inquiries, or to request a collector preview of the exhibition, please email paulboothgallery@gmail.com.

Eric Lacombe is a multi-skilled, self-taught, French artist who has developed a strong, recognizable approach to his subject matter, crafting haunted figures who remain trapped within a miasma of textures. There is a great depth to his works, with textures that push and pull to enhance the emotions and grit of his subject matter. Eric’s works are void of urgency, and instead feel patiently concrete; stagnant figures with nowhere to go, trapped by their own heavy emotions and eternally lost in their current state of thought. Lacombe’s prolific use of texture lends itself to simultaneously subduing and pronouncing the subject matter, reflecting the consistency of dour emotions which climb and fall in our minds; by this, his pieces are strong representations of the ever-faltering mind which can hinder our self-perceptions. Much like the mixed media paintings, his sculptures exhibit turbulent feelings, capturing fragmented pieces that tell the story of a larger whole.

The opening reception for “Anomalies: Lines, Forms, Textures” will be hosted Saturday, September 16th, 2017, at 7 pm at Booth Gallery, 325 W 38th St #1, New York, NY 10018. The reception is open to the public and the artist will be in attendance. The exhibition is on view through September 30th, 2017. For inquiries, or to request a collector preview of the exhibition, please email paulboothgallery@gmail.com.