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Eric Yahnker
updated: 03/07/2008
website: www.ericyahnker.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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COCAINE
Bearded Asterisk
U Want The Best, U Got The Best
Stripe Drawing #1
Absorption Cycle (Bill's)
Absorption Cycle (Daytime Edition)
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking...
Conclusion #2 (Mayonnaise)
Conclusion #3 (Boris)
Big German Dipper
Ben Franklin & His Hot Asian Wife
Bunny
Crazy Red-Eyed Bastard #10
Crazy Red-Eyed Bastard #11
Radio With Rod Stewart Features
 
Portfolio Keywords:  social criticism, process, political, language, humor, collage, autobiographical, figurative, conceptual, historical
 
 
COCAINE by Eric Yahnker
COCAINE
colored pencil on paper
2007
30" x  44" 
Bearded Asterisk by Eric Yahnker
Bearded Asterisk
graphite on paper
2006
38" x  25.5" 
U Want The Best, U Got The Best by Eric Yahnker
U Want The Best, U Got The Best
graphite on paper
2007
44" x  30" 
Stripe Drawing #1 by Eric Yahnker
Stripe Drawing #1
graphite on paper
2007
50" x  76" 
Absorption Cycle (Bill's) by Eric Yahnker
Absorption Cycle (Bill's)
graphite on paper
2007
50" x  38" 
Absorption Cycle (Daytime Edition) by Eric Yahnker
Absorption Cycle (Daytime Edition)
graphite on paper
2007
50" x  38" 
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking... by Eric Yahnker
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking...
graphite on paper
2007
44" x  30" 
Conclusion #2 (Mayonnaise) by Eric Yahnker
Conclusion #2 (Mayonnaise)
graphite on paper
2007
44" x  30" 
Conclusion #3 (Boris) by Eric Yahnker
Conclusion #3 (Boris)
graphite on paper
2007
44" x  30" 
Big German Dipper by Eric Yahnker
Big German Dipper
graphite on paper
2007
38" x  50" 
Ben Franklin & His Hot Asian Wife by Eric Yahnker
Ben Franklin & His Hot Asian Wife
graphite on paper
2007
38" x  50" 
Bunny by Eric Yahnker
Bunny
graphite on paper
2007
50" x  38" 
Crazy Red-Eyed Bastard #10 by Eric Yahnker
Crazy Red-Eyed Bastard #10
graphite and colored pencil on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
Crazy Red-Eyed Bastard #11 by Eric Yahnker
Crazy Red-Eyed Bastard #11
graphite and colored pencil on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
Radio With Rod Stewart Features by Eric Yahnker
Radio With Rod Stewart Features
graphite on paper
2007
30" x  44" 

Artist Statement
Working in comedy and animation for more than a decade, I have always been developing a specific verbal and visual language that ties the absurd and the poetic. This current body of work represents for me an extension of a comedic language ancestrally linked to MAD Magazine, George Carlin, Jacques Tati, and Oscar Wilde, among others. My subjects are taken at their most literal 'face-value', and then enter the realms of ambiguity, surreality, improvisation and satire.

Convergences with occult symbolism, politics and philosophy, historic and current events, along with autobiographical events are par for the course. I aim to find poetry, poignancy, and order amongst a barrage of anomalous information and bizarre randomness -- an imagined broken circle that can only become whole through often absurd and perverted gestures.

Artist Bio / CV
BORN:1976, Torrance, CA.

Lives and works in Los Angeles.

EDUCATION:
1997-2000 – California Institute of the Arts, Animation
1994-1996 – University of Southern California, Journalism

Solo Exhibitions
2008 Kim Light/LightBox, Dolly Parton Behind A Tree, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Jack the Pelican Presents, TBA, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)

Publications
New American Paintings, No.73 (Pacific Coast Edition, juried by LA MoCA curator Alma Ruiz), 2007