Passing Rain
Passing Rain

42in x 60in oil on canvas private collection

Wheaton Island
Wheaton Island

51x51in oil on canvas sold

Art Market San Fransisco
Art Market San Fransisco
Closer To Your Idols
Closer To Your Idols

36x48in oil on canvas sold

Things Are Looking Up III
Things Are Looking Up III

48in x 78in oil on canvas sold

2012
2012
2017
2017
Erik Hall
Erik Hall
Tree Swing V
Tree Swing V

oil on canvas sold

Landmark
Landmark

60in x 48in oil on canvas sold

2017
2017
Within Reach
Within Reach

Edition 1/3 52in x 36in $3800

Remains Of Winter II
Remains Of Winter II

oil on canvas 42in x 54in sold

LeBon Cypress II
LeBon Cypress II

72x72in oil on canvas Sold

Northwest Commission 5
Northwest Commission 5

oil on canvas sold

In the studio
In the studio
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ERIK HALL

BIO

Self-taught, Seattle-based painter, Erik Hall, uses an adept process of laboriously layering common colors with unlikely ones as his basis for creating gesturing organic forms, set amongst still, yet suggestive landscapes; compositions that speak with a silence. The concinnity that occurs between his trees, fields and skies, result in the melodic, animated visuals of the countryside. However, with this playfulness also comes a peculiar darkness, which Hall represents with the usage of dramatic shading and contrast. Some works look as if they could be the backdrops for theatre performances of Greek Tragedies.

 

Hall’s landscapes are representations of reality that have been filtered and augmented by his memory. As described by Hall, “The expanses in my work are an indication that something I have seen is present, is real and exists, even though it is being told as I remember it and not as it actually occurred.”

 

While Hall’s highly developed skill is both unique and impressive, his psychological interpretation of nature is the most profound gift imparted by his work. This is because it speaks volumes about how “reality” is only as real as we remember it to be, and proposes that perhaps “reality” is not real without the suggestion of the good and the bad being present.

CV