Eric Stein’s Cutter features his signature brightly-painted, geometric, abstract forms. Though the work’s title may suggest a small sailing boat, Stein’s minimalist approach deliberately downplays narrative and personally expressive elements. This focus on formal design; termed Minimalism in the 1960’s, has direct counterparts in painting and architecture. The powerful diagonal thrust of the forms are anchored by the round discs at the base. Though its forms are non-representational, it seems there is something serene in the smooth planes and sky-blue surface of Cutter.
Eric has an MFA from the University of Ohio and has had numerous grants including recent grants from the City of Port Jervis, NY and the Orange County Art Council.
Recent exhibitions that included work by Eric Stein include Maquette & Small Sculpture Exhibition, Franconia Sculpture Park, Casket Arts Complex, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013 and Ossining in 3D / Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Village of Ossining, Ossining, New York, 2013.
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