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Erik Niemann


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Erik Niemann uses flat metal construction tools to create dynamic and elegant contemporary abstract paintings. Erik applies and moves the acrylic paint in two directions to create fascinating visual effects featuring spatial depth through striated layers of paint. Removing paint from the canvas becomes as important as putting it on. Erik is a self-taught artist and began painting professionally... MORE
Artist Bio
Erik Niemann uses flat metal construction tools to create dynamic and elegant contemporary abstract paintings. Erik applies and moves the acrylic paint in two directions to create fascinating visual effects featuring spatial depth through striated layers of paint. Removing paint from the canvas becomes as important as putting it on. Erik is a self-taught artist and began painting professionally in January 2002 while traveling in New Zealand . In 1994 while finishing architecture school at the University of Kansas, Erik started using acrylic paint to cover chip-board used for constructing architectural models…he soon discovered the joy and beauty of applying paint on a flat surface. Erik's architectural background guides him through the creation of each painting. Erik has participated in over two dozen solo art shows and over sixty group art shows. Nearly two-thirds of his paintings are now collected throughout ten US states as well as Australia, Mexico, Tunisia and Hong Kong. Between September 2008 and May 2010 three of Erik's paintings were on display inside the United States Embassy in Dili, East Timor through the Art in Embassies program. Erik lives in Sacramento, California with his wife Jennifer.

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