Eric Wert’s Arrangement is an elegant floral riot, a hyper realistic cascade of texture, shadow, and saturated colour. It represents what the painter is best known for: visually intense, sensually charged still lifes that are anything but still.
Wert began his career as a scientific illustrator. Influenced by Dutch still life painters, he uses stunning jewel tones to depict decadent subject matter, taking traditional compositions in new directions. His expertly shaped fruits, vegetables, and flowers approach realism but go beyond its limitations.
Wert received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master of fine arts degree from North western University. He lives in Portland, Oregon.