Eric Aho debuts a new series of paintings that feature captivating scenes of the natural world. Inspired by the artist’s explorations and wanderings amidst the lush, forest landscape surrounding his home in Saxtons River, Vermont, Aho’s paintings convey a sense of place and intimacy with the land.
Headwater features monumental and intimately scaled paintings that capture the artist’s sensory experience of the natural world –reconstructed by the artist through memory and invention. Embracing romantic and modern traditions, Aho’s paintings of the rivers, waterfalls, streams, and brooks that course through the dappled forest reflect our relationship with the wilderness – as being a part of nature, yet also an intruder. In Headwater, Eric Aho invites us to consider what painting from life and representing the natural world means today.
All Works Courtesy of the Artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York
Eric Aho, Interior, 2020, (detail)