Congratulations Eric Stotik
Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) 2011 Fellow in Visual Arts
Our congratulations to Eric Stotik for winning this year's RACC Fellowship, which includes a $20,000 prize. We are very excited by this news as Eric's work is featured in a fine press book we carry here at 23 Sandy Gallery titled, The Emperor. Published by Charles Seluzicki, this gorgeous book also includes a surreal fable by Charles Simic and hand lettering by Stotik. It's a beautiful specimen of a finely printed book that we have a hard time keeping on the shelves.
RACC says, "For the past 26 years he has produced gorgeously unique artwork, transcending time and place. With his extraordinary technical ability he creates surreal paintings — skeletons with wings, arms and legs emerging from red smoke, a nude figure hung over a bear skin — compelling images drawn from Stotik’s curious mind. The effect he is aiming for, he has noted, is “insight with a gasp.”
Eric is represented by our good friends over at the Laura Russo Gallery.