Top left: Zeno or Elea, cut paper, 2013;
Top right: Zeno or Elea;
2nd from top right: Arch 3.4, cut paper, 2010;
Mid left: Either/Or Arch 1.1.1, 2011;
Mid right: Demeter, 2013;
Bottom: Detail of Zeno of Elea
“My vector drawing practice is inspired by geometry from Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation in an attempt to capture a reverence for the infinite. I am interested in the conceptual migration from the permanence and massiveness of stone to the fragility and intimacy of paper, as well as the idea of combining twelfth-century aesthetics with a contemporary technology-based practice.
The use of technological tools in my drawing practice does not save me time, but rather provides me with the capacity to increase complexity. The greatest challenge of my drawing process is anticipating three-dimensional spaces created by the sum of negative space per layer. My continued enthusiasm for the Either/Or Decreed is fueled by the combination of the meditative act involved with creating the work while expanding the physical tolerances of the process.”—Eric Standley, Artist
Eric Standley is an Associate Professor of Studio Art for the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. He received his B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art and his M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design. His cut-paper compositions have appeared in over fifty national exhibitions including the Taubman Museum of Art, the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, the LaGrange Art Museum and the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. His work has been featured in Wired Magazine, UK, The Daily Mail, UK, Luxe TV, Luxembourg and the Daily Planet of Discovery Chanel, Canada.
Eric’s work is available in North America through the Marta Hewett Gallery of Cincinnati, OH, http://www.martahewett.com and the ADA Gallery of Richmond, VA http://adagallery.com He is represented world-wide by Media Force of Tokyo Japan Koji@mediaforce.jp