We welcome back California artist Eric Joyner as he joins us for his second RUN. Joyner returns with Ambush an oil painting created during his last exhibition with Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery in 2015. Read on as Joyner gives us the story behind his latest release and much more…
1xRUN: Tell us a little bit about this piece, anything immediate you would like us to highlight about this painting?
Eric Joyner: I like a little absurd drama in my paintings from time to time & this one is no different. It looks likes 2 Voltron lions are about to pounce on either an elephant, or the donuts upon it’s back
1x: Was this piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Joyner: This was made for my last show at the Corey Helford gallery. I had painted 2 similar paintings. But wanted to do one more.
1x: When was this piece created and what materials did you use?
Joyner: This piece was created over the course of two weeks in the Fall of 2015 with oil on wood panel.
1x: Tell us how the idea and execution came about for this painting?
Joyner: The idea was in my head for a couple years, just sitting there. I draw on wood & paint in. a very basic way, using regular oil paints as well as normal oils & linseed oil.
1x: What is unique about this piece compared with your other work??
Joyner: It’s a little more dramatic. It looks like an ambush, but we don’t know for sure.
1x: Why should people buy this print?
Joyner: 3 reasons. 1) decorate their home 2)invest in something cool. 3) support the arts!
1x: Describe this piece in one gut reaction word.
1x: Bring us up to speed on what you’ve been up to lately…
Joyner: I’m currently painting a commission and working on 20 new paintings, for a show this May at Corey Helford Gallery.
1x: Any recent strides you’ve made in your work that you’re really happy with? New styles/approaches you are trying ?
Joyner: No, just feeling very confident with what I’m doing.
1x: If you hit a roadblock working through a piece, what typically helps you get through it?
Joyner: Not getting emotional, defeatist or upset. Having faith in myself to figure it out, come up with a solution.
1x: Any artists now or old inspiring you as of late?
Joyner: N.C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol and Kings of Leon.
1x: Any big shows or events coming up that you’d like to share?
Joyner: A mid December show at the Corey Helford gallery. It’s a group show about the underwater world.