Eric Wert (American, b. 1976)
The Arrangement, 2015
Eric Wert’s Arrangement is an elegant floral riot, a hyperrealistic cascade of texture, shadow, and saturated color. It represents what the painter is best known for: visually intense, sensually charged still lifes that are anything but still.Influenced by Dutch still life painters, Wert takes traditional compositions in new directions. This vase cannot contain its abundance of flowers; they spill forward with abandon—and offer you an exquisitely engaging puzzle.