Eric Marshall is taking Claremont Art Studios’ South Gallery by storm. From fully abstract to partially representational, each painting is full of passion and a marked obsession with disruptive art.
North and Meridian Galleries will show the work of resident artists, including Sarah Soward, Maria Fregoso-Wood, Lorna Watt and Jill Watt, and Carol Aaron. Sarah Soward and Maria Fregoso-Wood will be there! Sarah will have new work on the walls.
Complimentary wine, beer, and snacks.
Parking is limited. Please walk, bike, carpool, or take public transit if you can!
ERIC MARSHALL’S ARTIST STATEMENT:
Eric is a San Francisco Bay Area native, having grown up on the San Francisco peninsula in San Bruno. His early education was in Catholic school in South San Francisco, where his fondest memory was writing classmates’ names in “bubble lettering”. He would ultimately spend hours imitating the graffiti he’d seen near home and throughout San Francisco. Fascinated by this type of expression, it would become a major influence on him as his passion for producing his art would intensify as he was encouraged by teachers and the top local graffiti artists alike, at El Camino High School to pursue his passion.
He doodled in his 20’s but other influences and distractions took priority. At age thirty-one his life changed completely with the responsibility of being his mother’s caretaker as she courageously fought against cancer. Anger, despair, loneliness, frustration, and pain from this experience fueled the resurgent obsessions of his art. He used any spare time he had creating images and pushing limits of his artistic expressions on canvas.
His mother’s passing has fueled his renewed passion for his art.
Eric is a founding member of D.E.T.H. Trap Collective, a social movement of disruptive fine artists. He loves to incorporate divergent elements one wouldn’t ordinarily expect to find together. Since childhood, he has marched to the beat of a different drummer.
This attitude is expressed in all of his pieces.
Friday, July 3rd, 2015
6pm to 9pm
Claremont Art Studios
1515 S. Claremont St.
San Mateo CA 94402
RSVP: Please RSVP here.
To see more work by Eric Marshall, visit his Facebook page.