A Special Gallery Feature
Eric Zener, Woman in Rotation Study III
Woman in Rotation Study III, resin mixed media, 13" x 12", currently at Blue Gallery, $2500
Self-taught as an artist, Eric Zener earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His background lends analytical but unpretentious underpinnings to the narrative of the artist's work.
"The subjects in my paintings are voyagers and seekers of truth. Often alone or in a dream, they vulnerably explore their inner self and their quest for meaning.
"Although I am cautious to 'explain' the meaning or purpose behind my work, as I believe that 'meaning is in the eye of the beholder', I will say that most of my work is an observation of the human condition of modern man and woman. Orphaned from the sanctuary of childhood we are faced with life's challenges and the consequences of our choices. I use our relationship with water, nature and each other as a metaphor for personal transformation, refuge and renewal.
"The quiet landscape of a body of water or a beckoning field provides both a literal and psychological place of discovery and confession; or simply a metaphoric snapshot for an ideal state of being.
"The lone figure immersed in water illustrates the constant force and changing tides in our lives. Above the surface we may appear to be together and unaffected, however below the surface, subconsciously, we are in a constant state of transformation and illumination. It is my intention that the journey is hopeful and the ending enlightening." —Eric Zener
Zener has had solo exhibitions coast to coast. His work has been featured in various publications including Artworks, The New York Magazine, Art News, American Art Collector and The Times - London. His work is found in numerous private and public collections including the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, CA, W Hotel, New York, NY, and Alfabia Museum, Sumoto, Japan.
Eric Zener, Night Dancer Study III
Night Dancer Study III, resin mixed media, 13" x 11", $2500, currently at Blue Gallery
Eric Zener, Surrendering III
Surrendering III, resin mixed media, 30" x 57", $22,000, currently at Blue Gallery
Eric Zener, Bursting Through Study I
Bursting Through Study I, resin mixed media, 14" x 10.25", $2,500, currently at Blue Gallery
Eric Zener, Surrendering Study I
Surrendering Study I, resin mixed media, 7" x 13", Sold
Eric Zener, Treading Water Series
Treading Water Series, resin and mixed media, 13.5" x 13.5", Sold