Erik Sanner

Erik Sanner

Erik Sanner is a visual artist living and working in New York City. Sanner’s work has recently been shown at The Danforth Museum (Massachusetts), the Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery (New York), and the Charles Thomas Contemporary (Los Angeles). Sanner was awarded Manhattan Community Arts Fund grants in 2007 and 2009. Upcoming exhibits include projects at LICHT FELD 11 (Basel, 9/11), the Courtauld Institute of Art (London, 1/12), and the Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill (NY, 4/12). In Basel he is represented by LICHT FELD.

Sanner integrates traditional and contemporary media to create dynamic installations he calls “paintings that move.” Video montages are constantly recomposed by original software, and the resulting imagery is projected onto oil paintings. These “moving paintings” constantly change, providing viewers with a unique experience every time they are viewed.  Sanner’s overarching goal in all of his art is to expand our experience of painting by utilizing technology.

Ancillary to his studio practice, Sanner co-founded and continues to lead the APE (Aesthetic Purposes Exploration) discussion group. He is an active member of LISA (Leaders in Software and Art). Sanner also maintains a personal blog sharing his creative process.


May 15, 2013

As technology evolves, and new aesthetics evolve, what will remain stable?

August 15, 2011

In a digital age, are we to consider traditional art forms, such as painting, quaint?