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    Eric White: 1971 Pontiac LeMans Hardtop Sedan (The French Connection) (detail)

Art: Eric White makes your favourite films seem sinister in his hyper-real paintings

Posted by James Cartwright,

Bruised sunsets, sleek vintage cars, twisted album covers and distorted movie stills are all subjects that preoccupy Eric White, a New York-based painter whose work is laden with surrealist flourishes. Looking at Eric’s work feels like sitting in some grubby Brooklyn cinema, watching a late-night special that gets weirder and weirder as you give in to sleep, or browsing in a record store run by some lunatic that paints his own covers. That’s not to say that Eric’s a lunatic – although he does paint his own versions of classic record sleeves – but he’s channeling something darker and more urgent than the pop-culture images he references, imbuing them with sinister connotations that unsettle and unnerve.

If you fancy treating yourself to some unsettling imagery you can see a collection of Eric’s work in his new show All Of This Has Not Occured at the Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles from Saturday November 9.

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    Eric White: 1963 Plymouth Belvedere (Rosemary’s Baby)

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    Eric White: 1961 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner (Pierrot Le Fou)

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    Eric White: 1973 Ford Pinto with Tanguy Sky (3 Women)

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    Eric White: 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL (Annie Hall)

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    Eric White: 1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet T6 (Bullitt)

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    Eric White: 1960 Sunbeam Alpine Sport Series 1 (Butterfield 8)

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    Eric White: 1976 Lotus Esprit Type 79 (The Spy Who Loved Me)

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    Eric White: 1971 Pontiac LeMans Hardtop Sedan (The French Connection)


Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.