Eric Rue, originally from Portland Oregon, moved to New York to attend graduate school in 2011. Rue received his B.F.A. from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland in 2005. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in New York, Seattle and Portland Oregon. He received his MFA in painting with distinction from Pratt Institute in May 2013.

Primarily an abstract painter, Rue has long been preoccupied with how our digital interactions increasingly inform the way we perceive the world around us. Using a hybrid process that combines 3-D computer modeling with traditional oil painting and screen-printing, his work plays with our modern electronically mediated experience by re-appropriating the virtual for the tactile. Taken out of context, the images are brought back to bear on the viewer in the tangible space of objects, often creating a kind of optical dissonance with color, line and shifting dot matrices that agitate and stimulate the eye to recreate the user interface sensation in a physical format.

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