Another cool online ‘lockdown’ exhibition to have a look at this month is the debut show at StolenSpace gallery by Eric Basstein. A big inspiration for the Dutch artist is music, having thrived as a DJ in the music scene for ten years, Basstein has returned to the paintbrush.
His experience with music transcends into his art. Basstein’s work follows a similar approach to how a track is put together. Using various different layers, Basstein builds his paintings up bit by bit until it all comes together with a crescendo.
‘Combining images from fashion magazines with a piece of a comic book illustration or a part of classic painting, felt similar to sampling a bass line or snare when creating hip hop music.’ – Eric Basstein
Basstein’s fresh approach to image making will challenge the viewer to reconsider how they read an artwork. Be sure to check out the online exhibition over at the StolenSpace site, and find more about the artist here…