A Los Angeleno by birth, Eric Dever moved to New York City in 1986. He studied painting, semiotics and critical theory at NYU (MA '88), and in 1989, came to the East End of Long Island to exhibit, and later, to live. Yoga practice and Sanskrit chant became a parallel practice to his painting. Dever worked exclusively with white and black paint for 5 years. The methods and materials of painting itself had been his subject.
In 2011, he introduced a new color into the work—red, uncovering a limitless succession of red tints, shades and tones, opening a new path to a larger and more complex body of work which involves, in an exciting sense, mixing proportions of light, energy and matter.
“The radical nature of Dever's proposal has an overwhelming sincerity, a beautiful correlation between that alchemic notion of ex nihilo creation”—Rrose. Maquinariadelanube, 2011
Courtesy of The Watermill Center.
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