Location: Outside Booth 38
Eric Poland received a BFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Montevallo in 2006, but has been creating architectural art since childhood. Utilizing painting, drawing, and graphic art techniques his work examines buildings and the lifelike persona that each carry. His work dives into the relationship that people have with buildings. He treats each building and sign as his muse for his portraiture. Through the process of creating his paintings, he’s able to bring out the personality of architecture with vivid paint colors, contrasted with graphic black line art that is common in logo design. Although the computer plays a role in his artmaking process, the final painting is completely handmade painting on wood. Simplifying landscapes allows him to take a place that you may be familiar with and evoke a forgotten or unknown feeling.