Erik Sommer is a New York based artist who works with layers upon layers of concrete which seem almost as if they have been cut directly from a decaying, urban environment. His artworks are not intended to represent a precise location or to be a traced replica of any wall that exists in our reality; moreover they are a representation, a homage to the strength and beauty of the material itself. In saying this, Sommer has successfully created the illusion that each of his works has existed for a hundred life times.

 

As Sommer, himself says, he is “capturing the passing of time through the deterioration of texture”.

 

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