Cement Paintings by Erik Sommer



Whoever knew that peeling cement could be beautiful, or could make a strong statement about transience, and the inevitable end that awaits us all?

Erik Sommer, a contemporary artist based in New York, has been experimenting with the use of cement as an art medium for years.

He says:

I have always been attracted to gritty, peeling, crackly textures, and found that by mixing cement with oils and acrylics and other industrial materials I can recreate, speed up and control the physical aging process. My work is about the passing of time, but also the preservation of this passing as a reflection on mortality. I try to search for the beauty in such diminished materials.

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