ARTIST STATEMENT/BIO

 

“My imagery depicts an intense encounter with time and place.  It’s the feeling I get while crunching through leaves and branches listening to the air whistle through my nostrils.  I can step on a snake, stumble upon a wild boar or end up with a spider web all over my face. 

 

Working somewhere in-between scientific observation and romantic idealism, my goal is to create a living image that breathes and moves.  I make large and small scale canvases inspired by the visual energy of artists such as Charles Burchfield and Emily Carr.  Each successive layer of paint is imbued with the joy of discovery, fear for the unknown, and tension between life and death.”

 

Ehren Fritz Gerhard completed his Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in 2013 and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally.  He is currently the Gallery Director at the Alliance for the Arts and an Adjunct Professor of Art at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL.  Gerhard lives in Cape Coral, FL where he maintains an active studio, works on his garden and goes on primitive camping and fishing trips as often as possible. 

 

Address: Cape Coral, FL

E-mail: ehrenfritzgerhard@gmail.com

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

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2010 - present

 

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