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Erik Abel

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20171110192011-abel_wapiti_30x40_edit03_web
20171110192041-abel_mooseontheloose_24x24_web
20171110192159-abel_ursus_24x30_web
20171110192028-abel_theowl2_18x24_web
20171110192234-abel_fow060_24x20_web
20171110192230-abel_fow062_12x18_web
20171110192333-abel_pelicano_web
20171110192358-abel_pelicano3_fr_web
20171110192054-abel_hoodbear_60x30_web
20171110192035-abel_sitkapoint_20x20_web
20171110192606-abel_intersession-1_24x36_web
20171110192009-abel_northandwest_20x20_web
20171110192601-abel_intersession-2_18x18_fm_web
20171110192423-abel_sunsetmoonrise2_web
20171110192413-abel_onceinabluemoon_web
20171110192146-abel_bigblue_18x24_web2
20171110192010-abel_hazydaze_20x24_web
20171110192010-abel_rockweed_20x20_web2
20171110192017-abel_palmlife_18x24_web
20171110192049-abel_intersession5_20x24_web
20171110192059-abel_solaris3_24x18_web
20171110192107-abel_thelaziestsunday_20x20_web
20171110192110-abel_seafunk6_24x24_web
20171110192122-abel_horizon5_18x18_frm_web
20171110192127-abel_cypresssets_12x24_frm_web
20171110192143-abel_tropigold_24x24_web2
20171110192154-abel_saltycoconuts_commish_18x18_web
20171110192206-abel_northernblaze_20x20_web
20171110192221-abel_solset_24x24_web
20171110192224-abel_greendream_12x18_web
20171110192241-abel_flowesence_all4_web
20171110192247-abel_pacificzen1_24x24x24_web
20171110192259-abel_seafunk2_18x18_web
20121206192955-abel_bonsai_paradise_web650
Bonsai Paradise, 2012 Acrylic And Mixed Media On Panel 32x48 © Erik Abel 2012
20121206192031-abel_salty_sanity_900web
Salty Sanity, 2011 Acrylic And Mixed Media On Panel 46x14 © © Erik Abel 2012
20121206191741-abel_pacifico2_web
Pacifico 2, 2011 Acrylic And Mixed Media On Panel 16x24 © © Erik Abel 2012
20121206191655-abel_pacifico3_web
Pacifico 3, 2011 Acrylic And Mixed Media On Panel 16x24 © © Erik Abel 2012
20121206191351-abel_coconut_volcano_web800px
Coconut Volcano, 2012 Acrylic And Mixed Media On Panel 24x36x3 © © Erik Abel 2012
20121206191938-abel_life_simple_900web
The Life Simple, 2011 Acrylic And Mixed Media On Panel 12x32 © © Erik Abel 2012
20121206191852-abel_hollow_rights_900web
A Few Hollow Rights Before Dinner, 2011 Acrylic And Mixed Media On Panel 14x48 © © Erik Abel 2012
20171110192311-abel_sun_pop_24x24_web
20171110192321-abel_cloudcoverups10_24x24_web
20171110192349-abel_moonshine2_fr_web
20171110192403-abel_sunsession_24x24_fr_web
20171110192537-abel_baitball_fr_web
20171110192538-abel_solslice3_web
20171110192546-abel_lunarhaze_web
20171110192555-abel_tropicfunk-5_web
20171110193221-abel_print_9x12_bamboogroove_store1
20171110193222-abel_print_9x12_bluecrabby_store1
20171110193226-abel_print_9x12_cocovol_store1
20171110193227-abel_print_9x12_glowflow_store1
20171110193228-abel_print_9x12_humpy2_store1
20171110193230-abel_print_9x12_grnpalmpoint_store1
20171110193231-abel_print_9x12_pelicano_store1
20171110193236-abel_print_9x12_lazylines_store1
20171110193238-abel_print_9x12_pnwsol2ed_store1
20171110193238-abel_print_9x12_saltymtnair_store1
20171110193239-abel_print_9x12_seablocks2_store1
20171110193239-abel_print_9x12_seablocks1_store1
20171110193240-abel_print_9x12_sitkamoon_store1
20121206190954-abel_bonsai_paradise_web650
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ventura County, CA
Birth year
1980
Lives in
Seaside, OR
Works in
Seaside, OR
Schools
Southern Oregon University, 2003, BA Fine Art
Representing galleries
Signature Galleries, Archimedes Gallery
Tags
ocean art, surf art, Tiki, tribal, mixed-media, installation, modern, digital, sculpture
Erik Abel Biography

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, Abel’s work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature. His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences living in the Pacific Northwest as well as traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. Upon a closer look, Abel’s graphic imagery unfolds to tell the story of his paintings. Accents peak through unexpectedly revealing the layers of color Abel cloaks in each piece while loose strokes of colored pencil and marker create dimension. Abel lives and works a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in Northern Oregon. His original pieces have been featured in galleries across the country while his commercial work has attracted clients including Patagonia, Reef, REI and Billabong. Currently Abel is focusing on giving back to environmental and humanitarian projects through nonprofit partnerships, exhibitions, and commercial projects.