eric elmasian borja | flared furious


May 18 - June 10, 2017

opening reception  |  may 18  |  7 –10 pm

ARTIST TALK  |  MAY 25  |  6–8pm


Jordan Faye Contemporary is excited to present the works of painter, Eric Elmasian Borja.  Eric has been the fellow in residence over the past 11 months at Jordan Faye Contemporary, much of the work that makes up this exhibition was painted in his studio at the gallery. We will celebrate his work & the culmination of this fellowship in the exhibition FLARED FURIOUS, which opens this Thursday May 18, with a reception from 7-10pm. There will be an artist talk the following Thursday, May 25 from 6-8pm. This exhibition runs through June 10, 2017. Jordan Faye Contemporary is located at 218 W Saratoga St on the Top floor of the MAP building, our gallery hours are Wednesday – Thursday 2–6pm Friday & Saturday 12–5pm & Sunday by Appt. 





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.

See more of ERIC's work on his artist page.




LBC, California=born.

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.

2016+2017 Awarded The Jordan Faye Contemporary Fellowship in Painting