Yellow Barn’s 2015 Summer Artwork

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Eric Aho, Figures in a Landscape, 2014, 50×60", oil on canvas, Courtesy the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York

Figures in a Landscape is a recollection of a walk through a bright, wide field with friends in late summer. The “figures” in this painting are enveloped by the surrounding landscape, an integral part of it like the grasses in the foreground.

—Eric Aho

Eric Aho (b. 1966) is an American painter known for his gestural, abstracted canvases evoking natural forms and color. Aho’s paintings arise from direct experiences in the landscape and are then developed primarily in the studio from memory.

Aho studied at the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London, England and received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 1989 he participated in the first exchange of scholars in over thirty years between the U.S. and Cuba. He completed his graduate work at the Lahti Art Institute in Finland supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in 1991-92 and an American-Scandinavian Foundation grant in 1993.

His work is included in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. Aho was elected National Academician of the National Academy Museum in 2009. He lives and works in Saxtons River, Vermont. DC Moore Gallery in New York has represented his work since 2009 and will present an exhibition of new paintings in October 2015.

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