Drawings by Eric Thomas Bostrom:

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Morgon Fromon, 8"x10", Ballpoint, spraypaint, mixed media on paper,
2013
Hipsters Gonna Hip, 8"x10", Ballpoint, spraypaint, mixed media on paper,
2012
Immolate, 11"x14", Ballpoint, spraypaint, mixed media on paper,
2012
I Like Soup: Cream of Zombie Marilyn, 4"x9.25", Ballpoint, spraypaint, mixed media on soup can,
2012
Lost Hope, Found Faith, 8"x10", Ballpoint, spraypaint, mixed media on paper,
2011
Big Chicken, 8"x10", Ballpoint, spraypaint, mixed media on paper,
2010
Deaf before disHonor, 8"x10", Ballpoint, spraypaint, mixed media on paper,
2010 Terror Dog, 8"x10", Ballpoint, spraypaint, mixed media on paper, 2009 Grafuck, 8"x10", Ballpoint, spraypaint, mixed media on paper, 2008 You act like a rodent, 11x14", Ballpoint, mixed media on paper, 2008 Division, 11x14", Ballpoint, mixed media on paper, 2008 Bait, 11x14", Ballpoint, mixed media on paper, 2008 Bezier BAT, 8"x10", Ballpoint, mixed media on paper, 2008 ONI Nurse, 8"x10", Ballpoint, mixed media on paper, 2007 Ironic Mustache, 11"x14", Ballpoint, mixed media on paper, 2007 Ironic Mustache, 11"x14", Ballpoint, mixed media on paper, 2007 Ice Flo - Cigarette Tray - Detail Stacked, Ballpoint, mixed media on wood, Plexiglass, 2007 Stranger Danger - Triptych, 7.5"x19.5", 19.5"x25.5", 7.5"x19.5" Ballpoint,
mixed media on paper, 2007
Stranger Danger - Left, 7.5"x19.5", Ballpoint,
mixed media on paper, 2007 Stranger Danger - Right, 7.5"x19.5", Ballpoint,
mixed media on paper, 2007 Vinyl Munny Figurine, Ballpoint, spraypaint on vinyl doll, 2006

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Statement:

Combining obsessive detail-oriented mark making with a myriad of non-traditional materials, Eric Thomas Bostrom produces hybrid drawings that are fluid, dreamlike, psycho-sexual surrealist images. These images are fueled by biology, mechanics and anatomy to evoke a primal sexuality with an undertone of the occult.

Bio:

A born draftsman, Eric Thomas Bostrom received a BA in Studio Art at Sonoma State University under a split emphasis encompassing traditional printmaking and oil painting. As such, his work blurs the line between painting and drawing, employing classic techniques with modern materials.

Eric Thomas Bostrom has shown internationally in such places as Melbourne Australia, Tucheng City Taiwan, Vancouver Canada, Los Angeles California and many places in between. His work has been shown alongside and participated in groupshows featuring Andy Warhol, Audrey Kawasaki, Joao Ruas, Travis Louie, Luke Chueh, Brian Viveros and many more. Eric Thomas Bostrom currently resides in Santa Rosa, California with his wife and daughter.

Technique:

I work primarily in ballpoint using col-erase light blue and red underneath to give texture to the lines. The addition of gesso makes for wild hues and the occasional application of plain rubbing alcohol creates an array of purples. Additionally, I utilize black sharpie and black matte spraypaint.

Education:

GATE (K - 9) > ArtQuest (Highschool, 1997) > SRJC (AA, 2000) > SSU (BA, 2002 Studio Art).

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Selected Exhibitions:

2014

'30th Annual Art From The Heart Exhibition', Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

2013

'29th Annual Art From The Heart Exhibition', Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
'Group Show', Curated by Jared Powell, Society: Culture House, Santa Rosa, CA
'Tattoos + Art', Tora Sumi Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2012

'Drawing Rally', ArtStart, Santa Rosa, CA
'Thought Nachos: Issue 3', Thought Nachos
'I Like Soup', Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Norfolk, VA
'Enter the Void', Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC
'2012 'Staches and Spokes', Staches and Spokes, Santa Rosa, CA
'Odditorium Detroit', District VII, Detroit, MI

2011

'Art From The Heart 2011', Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

2010

Cartilagine n.0 - 'Beautiful Maladies' - May 2010 - Bergamo, Italy
Fire Mass Zine #1 - April 2010
'Art From The Heart 2010', Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
‘The Devil Made Me Do It’, WWAgallery, Culver City, CA

2009

‘Brooklyn or Bust’, Penngrove Trainstation, Penngrove, CA
Selected Reader Artist, July 2009, Juxtapoz Magazine Online:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Reader-Art/reader-art-eric-thomas-bostrom

2008

'The Drawing Room', Thinkspace Los Angeles, CA, Curator Audrey Kawasaki
'West County Film Society', Sebastopol, CA
'Day of the dead', Boomerang Gallery, Petaluma, CA

2007

'West County Film Society', Sebastopol, CA
'Wild Things Group Show', FAD Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
'National Carney Graphic', Boomerang Gallery, Petaluma CA
'Ice Flo', Ice Cave a-go-go, Sebastopol, CA
'&blue', A Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA, Curator Dominic Egan
'REACH+', Tucheng City, Taiwan
'Shocking True Confessions', Boomerang Gallery, Petaluma, CA

2006

'CALACAS: A skeletal look at Day of the Dead', Boomerang Gallery, Petaluma, CA
'The Munny Show', Boomerang Gallery, Petaluma, CA
'Paranormal Paramours', Boomerang Gallery, Petaluma, CA

2005

'Skeleton Keys: Unlocking the spirit', Boomerang Gallery, Petaluma, CA
'Tunnel Visions', Boomerang Gallery, Petaluma, CA
'Scrap Paper Project', Online
'Bright Lights', A Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

2004

‘Untitled Group Show’, Moxie, Santa Rosa, CA
‘Recent Drawings’, Sawyer’s News, Santa Rosa, CA

2003

‘The Curatorial Eye: Fifteen Perspectives’, SMOVA, Santa Rosa, CA Curator David D’Andrade

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