Zener

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My work is about psychological turning points and transformations and risk, taking that proverbial leap of faith, balanced with that quest for finding refuge, finding quietness and stillness and escapism. Some [paintings] are very, very introspective escapism. Some are just the joy, the pool full of people in this temporary oasis. The 10 minutes when you hit the water for the first time and the smell of sun tan lotion hits your nose. You really don’t think about anything for those first few minutes…Water has been the source of a variety of narratives that appeal to many people: spiritual and physical renewal, cleansing one’s soul, taking the plunge and nostalgic memories of play and fun from childhood…Another popular theme of Zener’s paintings are the businessmen on tightropes who embody a tension that many of us feel and can relate to immediately. As many question whether the subject is falling or hanging on, Zener likes to respond, “The only way not to fall is to keep on moving…”

~ Eric Zener

See more art by Eric Zener @: ericzener.com


Source: EscapeintoLife.com

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  1. Reblogged this on GeekUtopia.

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  2. Reblogged this on Toward the within… and commented:
    “Water has been the source of a variety of narratives that appeal to many people: spiritual and physical renewal, cleansing one’s soul, taking the plunge and nostalgic memories of play and fun from childhood”

    Simply brilliant.

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  3. Fascinating. I’m not generally drawn to photo realism, but I *do* like his “journey” series, particularly the guy in the kayak. Great find, pal!

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    • It’s rare you and I are on a different plane (I’m drawn to photo realism like moth to flame) and do love his work.

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      • It’s true, we’re generally “singin’ from the same hymnal” in this regard. I don’t like things to be too perfect, which is why I was drawn to the image of the boater. I love those juxtapositions between highly finished and merely suggested….

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  4. these look like photos, amazing work. and peace is something we all seek out, even for a few moments at a time.

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  5. Part of that first sentence is what a good novel should have: psychological turning points and transformations and risk, taking that proverbial leap of faith….

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