Erdmut Lerner

Still Life With Cherries
oil on canvas
20 x 16 in.

I have set myself the task of fusing two types of work that seem to occupy opposite poles of the spectrum: large abstractions and small still life paintings. I have chosen characteristic objects from the still-life genre–a vase with flowers, a jewelry box, fruit, and a pot. But instead of placing them on a table or window sill, I work them into color fields. They are embedded while also retaining three-dimensionality. I strive to instill pleasure from the tension that arises from the fusion of genres.

© Erdmut Lerner