• size 22.5" × 28.5" × 1.875"
  • year 2014
  • materials Watercolor and graphite on paper
  • framed In white
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“[This watercolor] is inspired by the iconic cover art of New Order's 1983 album Power, Corruption and Lies. Designed by Peter Saville, the album features a detail of a 19th-century painting of flowers by Henri Fantin-Latour, overlaid at top right by a seemingly arbitrary array of color chips. My paintings often follow a similar scheme, juxtaposing soft environmental imagery with sharp, linear elements. By repainting Saville's design in watercolors, I'm looking for another angle from which to explore the post-Cold War cultural landscape, and the conflict between environment and technology.” — Eric LoPresti
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About the Artist

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Eric LoPresti (b. 1971) grew up in the desert steppe of eastern Washington State, near the Hanford plutonium production site. LoPresti’s paintings investigate the cultural aftereffects of dramatic conflict, focusing on the aftermath of the Cold War and its associated landscapes. 

Recent solo exhibitions include Blueprint Paintings at the University of Rochester; No Blue Skies at Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn; Test Site at the National Atomic Test Museum, Las Vegas, NV; Different Country at Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn; and Afterglow at Washington State University, Richland, WA. A winner of the Miami Young Painters Award, his work has been featured in Art in America, Artforum.com and Nature. Upcoming solo exhibitions include the National Atomic Test Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, Las Vegas, NV. 

LoPresti holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of Rochester. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Eric LoPresti
  • Eric LoPresti sits down with us to chat about his hometown, influences, and the specter of global annihilation.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Eric on "Power, Corruption & Lies"
  • Discover the story behind Eric LoPresti's recent series "Power, Corruption, and Lies"—and the '80s rock album cover that served as inspiration.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Eric LoPresti
  • Get an inside look at the Eric LoPresti's studio as he prepares for PULSE Miami Beach 2014 with his latest series "Power, Corruption, and Lies".
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  • At Home
  • Beck in Williamsburg
  • Visit the art-filled, Williamsburg apartment of Uprise collectors Beck and Lainey.
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  • At Home
  • Tze in Brooklyn
  • Tucked away in Prospect Heights, our founder Tze Chun’s Brooklyn loft features an open floor plan, an oversized sky light, and (naturally) artwork and unique objects from Uprise artists.
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  • At Home
  • A SoHo apartment in the clouds
  • This light-filled, open floor plan duplex is transformed into a modern environment by our friends at Studio DB.

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