ERIC ELMASIAN BORJA
JORDAN FAYE CONTEMPORARY FELLOW (SOUTHEAST STUDIO)
Upcoming solo exhibition | FLARED FURIOUS
May 18 - June 10, 2017 | west gallery
I’ve been chasing my own brand of abstraction. This abstraction is automatic and can’t be stopped, it slides. The paintings aim for surprise. The target’s center is understanding. Understanding these works is experiential. I’m trying to turn cooked intellect into raw visceral. The images can clarify that arts subjectivity is merely a mirage, the origin of which is an inescapable absolute. I do this because raw v tastes better.
This work has Chamorro & Armenian origins. It has liquid gallons of kiwi papaya extract. Chewing on betel nut. Swimming in a tropical flood. Each surface is a wet contract. This residue is curious. Flared Furious.
about eric elmasian borja
ERIC ELMASIAN BORJA
San Diego City College.
2011+California State University Long Beach=Graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts Drawing & Painting.
2016+Maryland Institute College of Art=Graduated Master of Fine Arts LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting with Certificate in the College Teaching of Art.
ABOUT THE JORDAN FAYE CONTEMPORARY FELLOWSHIP IN PAINTING
The Jordan Faye Contemporary Fellowship in Painting was created in order to foster heightened critical engagement in contemporary painting by providing an outstanding graduate of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting with the time and space necessary to establish a thriving creative practice in Baltimore City. Founded in 2015 by Justin Hoekstra (Hoffberger '14), in collaboration with Jordan Faye Block (Mount Royal '05), the fellowship provides the recipient with a free studio space for one year and a solo exhibition at Jordan Faye Contemporary. The mission of the fellowship is to facilitate the transition from an academic mode of creative production to the commercial art sphere through immersion in said culture. The fellowship is named for a curator, artist and entrepreneur who has and is serving the Baltimore Arts Community as a mentor, confidante and gallerist to emerging and mid-career artists in Baltimore since 2004.