After years of concentration on existential themes in their work, these two accomplished fine artists have chosen to focus their attention on another realm of expression, ie: Television, specifically, the work of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. As longtime fans of the duo's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!", Tim & Eric (the painters) chose to use Tim & Eric (the comedians) as their muse for this project. Confused? That seems strangely appropriate, because confusion is one of the key factors that both painters claim as an important art-making tool. They confuse in order to put you in an appropriate place for viewing their artwork. In much the same way, the aforementioned television show confuses and confounds viewers preparing them for a very unusual form of sketch comedy. With this collection of paintings and drawings. The painters hope to capture a bit of that confusion for themselves. The accompanying video installation will give the uninitiated a glimpse of "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" and perhaps provide a new perspective to seasoned viewers. Enjoy!
Tim Biskup (b. Santa Monica, CA. 1967-) is a Southern California fine artist whose work has been shown worldwide, including galleries and museums in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Kyoto, Barcelona, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Melbourne. Long recognized for his complex color and design theories and a decidedly populist aesthetic, Biskup has amassed a cadre of loyal fans and collectors. Recent years have seen the artist tend towards more complex, personal and conceptual work while maintaining a commitment to visual experimentation. With a consistent output of original artwork, prints, sculptures, books and other editions Tim Biskup has produced a body of work that extends into the far reaches of the art and design worlds.
Eric White (b. Ann Arbor, MI, 1968-) received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990, and has shown extensively in galleries and museums around the world including Freight + Volume, Clementine, and Feigen Contemporary in New York, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, and The MACRO Museum in Rome. Relying heavily on the dream-state, metaphysics, and 1940s era Hollywood for inspiration, White examines the boundaries of human perception in conceptually complex and expertly rendered oil paintings. A collection of his work, "It Feeds Itself," was published in 2003, followed by a book based on his solo exhibition "Who Are Parents?" in 2005. He currently lives and works in New York City.