erik sommer


Erik Sommer (born February 25, 1978) is an American contemporary artist living in New York City. Best known for his weathered canvases and cement installations, his work is often compared to abandoned buildings, eroding stone or forgotten structures.  The layers of his paintings peel off the supports, while his cement installations recreate scenes that feel to have been recently abandoned. His artworks are not intended to represent a precise location or to be a traced replica of any wall that exists in our reality; moreover they are a representation, a homage to the strength and beauty of the material itself.