Painting, Booth 418
Erik Mohr is a Toronto-based painter and graphic designer. His oil paintings combine realistic portraits and objects painted directly onto found wooden surfaces. The subjects Erik chooses to paint—discarded, dented or rusted objects—have a personality and history of their own. The portraits and figurative subjects also live in this space of the simple and the mundane yet are richly layered with intent and possibility. After exhibiting his paintings regularly in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Erik turned to graphic design and has built a career as an award-winning illustrator, art director and creative director. This body of work represents Erik’s return to painting.