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Today we’d like to introduce you to Eric Wixon.

Eric, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I had a bitchin’ atari jacket when I was a kid that I often wore while riding my dirt bike. One day, I got lost on my way home from some stripper cuts back in hick-town Ohio and my monstrous fifty ran outta fuel so, I had to leave it in this random field. I pushed it for a while but for a seven year old, that little fu*ker was heavy. Anyways, I’m all cryin’ and shit because I loved my mini bike and I was lost as… eventually, I found a house and they called my folks, then we went out on four wheelers with some extra petrol and rescued my little Honda. Long story short, it was a shitty day and I got grounded to top it off because I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere near, as far away as the stripper cuts I was riding at. That said, exploration is never overrated…

I tend to view art as holistic and inseparable from life. Inspired to gain a better sense of awareness I’ve found painting provides, at least, a fictional forum for the practice of comprehension.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a new contemporary painter who makes work derivative of my cumulative life experiences.

I hope people take away something insightful about their own life.

The house I grew up in, had a bathtub with formica paneling in front of it. I remember repeatedly forming various mental images from that paneling as early as age 5 and I still approach painting the same way to this day.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
As a whole, the accessibility to continually larger audiences via social media seems to garner better conditions for artists today.

Affordability is undoubtedly an issue for emerging artists in America’s finest city. I realize gentrification in any San Diego neighborhood has become inevitable but, the irony of artists being a tell for where investors should look next, is hard to digest.

Implementing rent control to prevent artists being priced out of the very neighborhoods they helped make desirable, would be a very big step in helping artists thrive. More importantly, it would enable previous members of that community to continue living there as well.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Find me online and to purchase work visit: https://sparksgallery.com/product-category/artist/eric-wixon

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.ericwixon.com
  • Phone: 760-717-0685
  • Email: eric@ericwixon.com
  • Instagram: @ericwixon
  • Facebook: ericwixon


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Eric Wixon

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