StolenSpace Gallery is pleased to debut work by artist Eric Basstein for the first time, as he presents his solo show of mesmerising originals, ‘Lost & Found’.
Basstein is a Dutch artist who has been painting since a young age, and attended art school at nineteen. Basstein has made an impact in The Netherlands not only with his art, but his influence as a DJ in the music scene which he thrived in for ten years. Now, he has returned to art with his full focus, using his experience from his musical background in his artwork.
His work is composed in a similar manner to the way music is composed, with samples and varying layers and elements which come together in harmony. Basstein chooses images which resonate with him through researching books and magazines. ‘Combining images from fashion magazines with a piece of a comic book illustration or a part of classic painting, felt similar to sampling a bass line or snare when creating hip hop music.’ – Eric Basstein