"No Ordinary Love" 2.24.22 @ 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST Artist's Talk with Eric Wixon
Eric Wixon has been commissioned to paint murals in Japan, New Zealand, and Peru but he’s also painted walls in Mexico, Thailand, and Costa Rica without pay or even permission. Primarily a studio artist, his paintings have been displayed at the Oceanside Museum of Art, El Tropo Museo, and Riverside Art Museum but it’s not uncommon to see his work at a local shop or café. He’s painted live at a lot of festivals, done a couple warehouse installations, and donated artwork to a wide variety of charities as well. Recent exhibitions include The LA Art Show and Context Art Miami. Eric tends to view art as holistic and inseparable from life, believing the work is somehow a result of everything he’s experienced and that it predominantly functions as a tool towards self awareness. Inner conflict / inner peace seems to be the most commonly recurring theme in his work. Often the paintings attempt to process the whirlwind of emotions associated with the human experience. Wixon has been self-described as an easy going guy who enjoys learning through experience and claims “intent, meaning, and relation are all coincidental with creation, regardless truly personal work speaks to the collective consciousness.