“INTO THE VOID” PAINTINGS BY ERIC BREISH
7959 Broadway St #404
San Antonio, TX 78209
SAN ANTONIO, TX- AnArte Gallery is thrilled to be hosting Eric Breish’s opening of a uniquely hypnotizing exhibit entitled “Into The Void” on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5-8pm! Live music by Antique Sunlight, & Coyote Sings! Whiskey & vino reception, lite bites, art talk & more! Exhibit on view through April 1, 2017.
Breish states, “We live in such uncertain times where information from most media sources is fear based. Hysterical panic stemming from potential financial collapse, race-based tensions, social inequalities, wars, and a general lack of humanity create visions of crisis at every turn. My show entitled, “Into the Void,” is an escape from the constant bombardment of social tensions. The idea is to transform the gallery into a deep space, creating a visual experience that will transport the viewer into a realm outside of our world, where there are neither messages nor intentions put forth by the work. Nothing to digest nor interpret, no hidden meanings, just a visceral experience being fed by paintings that represent nebulas, supernovas and the vast galaxies that exist in the void of our expanding outer space. One’s presence is required to fully interact with these three-dimensional paintings, presenting themselves as holographs as you move around each individual piece.”
Eric Breish was born in Houston Texas. Upon graduating high school, Breish joined the US Marine Corps in 1997. After being honorably discharged as a decorated Sergeant in 2001, he attended Full Sail University in Florida where he earned an A.S. degree in Recording Arts, a B.S. degree in Entertainment Business and graduated Salutatorian in 2005. Upon graduation, he returned to San Diego where he worked for a company that designed clothing and accessories for action sports companies like Hurley and Billabong. It was these formative years that planted the creative seed that ultimately grew into an interest in visual arts. In 2007, Breish moved to Houston, TX, and during his visit, he discovered the New Gallery where he was first introduced to the work of internationally known artist Andreas Nottebohm. He was immediately fixated with metal art. After meeting with Andreas, they developed a strong friendship and Breish began studying under his guidance and continues to work alongside Nottebohm in San Antonio, TX. It was this mentorship that pushed him to find his artistic voice while carrying on the tradition of this very unique style of metal-based art. Although he doesn’t currently have a formal degree in art, Breish believes the lack of formal education has allowed him to create a style that is not only unique and powerful, but one that cannot be learned in a classroom. Breish consistently shows throughout south Texas and his work resides in numerous private and public collections throughout the US.