Erick R. Figueroa now showing work in the Fine Arts Gallery

Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Erick Figueroa creates visceral repetition with bulky rhythms, his work marries pattern like gestures with a systematic approach that reveals the banality of time itself.  He is an artist living in Texas where recently he received his Master’s of Fine Art’s degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.  He currently is an Adjunct Professor at both TCU and Brookhaven College teaching both Drawing and Painting. 

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List of Works

– Walking into the Gallery, Left to Right

 1.     Erosion – oil

 2.     Black Forest Ham – oil

 3.     The Great Migration -oil

4.     A Horizontal Grip – oil

 5.     Kiki’s Locks – oil

 6.     Muddy Waters – oil and graphite on linen

 7.     Funnel Cake -36 rolls of Duct Tape

 8.     Tape Mound – 8 rolls of Duct Tape

 9.     Don’s Taylor – oil

Artist Statement:

The subtext in my work regards to ideas and questions about labor.  As an immigrant, I am interested in under-appreciated, invisible, and Sisyphean labor practices. In solidarity, my art practice works to symbolically mimic my mother’s labor practices and general historical family repetitious jobs as janitors, landscapers and fast food clerks.  Additionally, through the repetitive use of marks and gestures, I pull upon rich social histories and meanings and utilize these to create a personal mythology of material.

While balancing manual labor with systems, the work reflects the banality of time itself, allowing questions to surface, such as “What is truly worth doing?” and “What is value?”  The subjectivity of the answer is fascinating in a greater social context – only revealing an individual’s perception of life itself.

 

 

 

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