Artistic Influences:

a. I think there are some very immediate connections to contemporary sculptures, Phoebe Washburn and Jessica Stockholder.  Both artists take an architectural and painterly approach to sculpture. I thought a lot more about interior/exterior space within this piece as a result of these two artists.  

b. Minimalist Influence? (breeze through)
i. I think Minimalism in some ways informs my work, but I do not think that my work is a minimalist work. There is a very obvious connection to artists Dan Flavin and Frank Stella’s black paintings.
ii. Minimalist art is kindof an extending the abstract idea that art should have its own reality and not be an imitation of some other thing. I think my art kindof creates a tension between this minimalist “what you see, is what you see”, derive your meaning from the material, and more representation

Thinking: Influences
Eric Rannestad
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