Born 1961 Tokyo, Japan
Lives and Works in Bogota, NJ USA
Ron Erickson\'s world and his reaction to it are expressed through his paintings. The subjects of Ron Erickson\'s paintings are everyday urban,suburban and industrial settings. They are the scenes we pass daily in our cars on the way to work...the house across the street...the backyard...the industrial landscape alongside the New Jersey Turnpike or on the edges of our suburbs. It is in these scenes that Ron Erickson finds the shapes, colors, light and sky that evoke an emotional response in him, making him want to record them. In painting them Ron Erickson wants to evoke emotions in those who see his work. The expressionist abstraction of his painting best represents the depth of feeling he has when viewing this real world that surrounds us, finding beauty in what others may consider ugly or mundane.
Ron Erickson acknowledges the influence of other painters. He has been moved by and values the work of Edward Hopper, Richard Diebenkorn and Oscar Bluemner. Charles Demuth, Richard Avery, Arthur Dove, Piet Mondrian among others, have also been signposts on the road of his development. Ron Erickson is trying to achieve a balance between realist representation and abstraction, to create an expressionist vision and hopefully alter the viewer\'s perception of the everyday world.