Artist Statement and Bio
I love creating intuitively, being conscientious of materials, tactility and form. The biomorphic and otherworldliness of my most current series of sculptures, created in the short time I've been in Ojai, use my interpretation of humanity's awakening and the ascension of human consciousness as the catalyst. Deep down I believe we are collectively growing beyond the worn and tired trappings of the way things were and ascending into our next phase of development. This notion, or hope, is my starting point.
Eric Dubnicka was raised in a small-town in NW Wisconsin. After a number of years with the Forestry Sciences Lab in Juneau, AK as a “destructive data collector”, he returned to the Midwest and attended the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN where he received his BFA in 2002. For seventeen years he called Duluth, MN home, having exhibited photography, paintings and sculptures regionally, received numerous grants and awards and collected widely. In May of 2019 he sold most everything, packed the studio into storage, and took off on an adventure that has landed him in his new home town of Ojai, CA. Find him on Instagram or most any other social media outlet that he should be spending less time on.