Erica Baptiste

Contemporary Surrealism

I see muscles in clouds, tendons in trees and figures in the wind. I challenge myself to re-contextualize the human body and to use abstract forms to hint at the presence of life in all of my work. I use these abstracted beings to comment on societal norms, human behavior and emotion. I like to play in the space between reality and the absurd and often focus on human relationships with one another and with the environment. Themes of subconscious thought, existentialism and dreaming are consistent throughout my work. My visions come to life most fluidly and intuitively through the mediums of oil paint and chalk pastel but the influence of photography and graphic design are also present throughout my work.