Painting was a gift given to Eric Nez at an early age. His parents (an artist and a Yogini, both lovers of life) ensured that he had plenty of tools to express his innermost realms. A devoted artist-mystic, Nez is both a visionary and a cultivator of the soul. Tending the garden of personal transformation… offering to the sacred self: nurturing environments, wholesome nutrients, divine light, and love in order to grow the fruit of the spirit and share it with the Universe.
The Muses of yoga, plant medicines, alchemy, and magic lay their offerings at the feet of Nez. His creative process is deeply influenced by transpersonal psychology and the spiritual sciences, as well as intergalactic experiences. The spirits of the mystics all gather around Eric’s studio to whisper in his ear and guide his hand as he paints.
The art of Eric Nez is both a stepping-stone and a chronicle of his evolution of consciousness. Explorations of distinctly different worlds, powerful life experiences, and teachings from ascended masters… all of these find a home in the work of Nez. His every painting is offered up to the universal collective as a catalyst for transformation.
Deeply influenced by the blissful, sacred experiences of life, Eric defines his work as the visual fruit of his own personal growth. He considers himself a seeker- traversing many realms, translating and sharing the discoveries of his travels through the secret and ancient language of pictures.
The fields that drive my curiosity most are synchronicity, perspective, and that curiously interactive force that lies just beyond where logic can take us. I do not know for sure that we will ever grasp it, but I feel it imperative to try.
As for why I do it… I truly do not know yet.
I was born in 1989 and raised in the greater Memphis area, spending my first couple of years of college in Mississippi. I left the south to pursue life experiences in the form of seasonal employment. This landed me working the ski industry in Utah, where I enrolled to complete my Bachelor’s degree at The University of Utah. I graduated in December of 2015 with a Fine Art degree emphasizing in Art Teaching. As a teaching generalist I was able to explore many forms of art making and found myself most comfortable in painting, both in the studio and in the community.