These encaustic paintings by Eric Blum are beautifully moody and atmospheric. They're created using heated beeswax and pigments and watercolor. The series is abstract, but you feel that if you stared at them long enough the shapes might begin to make sense. His style emerges from what he terms "the irretrievable glimpse"; a moment of potency that he felt was lost when he took photographs. The result is ambiguous paintings that feel familiar, but lack explanations.
by Eric Blum