|E R I K N I E M A N N
|a b s t r a c t p a i n t i n g s
|Erik Niemann's abstract paintings draw upon his architectural background. He
explores spatial depth using metal tools to move acrylic paint in 90 degree
directions. In Erik's paintings, dynamic and quiet elements mix, mingle, disappear
Erik has participated in over two dozen solo art shows and over sixty group art
shows. Nearly two-thirds of his paintings are now collected throughout ten US
states as well as Australia, Mexico, Tunisia and Hong Kong. In November 2012,
Erik had his ten-year retrospective show in Oakland called “Flow.”
Between September 2008 and May 2010, three of Erik’s paintings were on display
inside the United States Embassy in Dili, East Timor through the Art in Embassies
program of the US State Department. Erik’s painting Distant Malabar (2007) is
featured in an article about his painting process in American Artist magazine,
December 2008 issue.
In October 2009 Erik participated in the 7th Annual Monastir International Art
Festival in Monastir, Tunisia, Erik was one of three American artists participating
with seventy other international artists, created three paintings each that will
contribute to a future contemporary art museum in Monastir, Tunisia.
Erik was born in 1971 in Modesto, California, United States. He studied
architecture in California, at the University of Kansas, at the Danish Institute for
Study Abroad in Copenhagen, and pursued graduate studies at the Architectural
Association in London, England.
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