Inspired by British rock band New Order’s cover for their 1983 album “Power, Corruption & Lies,” Eric LoPresti’s series of the same title explores juxtapositions in imagery and line as a 19th-century floral painting by Henri Fantin-Latour meets hard-edged, geometric color chips. View works from the series and peek inside Eric’s studio and process below.
“I’ve been very inspired by books on science, color, and the history of technology. I also use visual references drawn from the '80s, like vector video games and Joy Division album covers. The popular aesthetics of that time reflected a very harsh view of reality, including an ever-present threat of global annihilation.”
“My paintings often follow a similar scheme, juxtaposing soft environmental imagery with sharp linear elements.”