Born in Houston, TX in 1979, Eric Breish spent his childhood in various cities in Texas and Oklahoma. Upon graduating high school, Breish joined the US Marine Corps and moved to San Diego, CA., in 1997. After being honorably discharged as a decorated Sergeant in 2001, he attended Full Sail University in Florida where he earned an A.S. degree in Recording Arts, a B.S. degree in Entertainment Business and graduated Salutatorian in 2005. Upon graduation, he returned to San Diego where he worked for a company that designed clothing and accessories for action sports companies like Hurley and Billabong. It was these formative years that planted the creative seed that ultimately grew into an interest in visual arts.

In 2007, Breish moved to Houston, TX, and during a life-changing visit to Houston’s arts district, he discovered the New Gallery where he was first introduced to the work of internationally known artist Andreas Nottebohm. He was immediately fixated with metal art.   After meeting with Andreas, they developed a strong friendship and Breish began studying under his guidance and continues to work alongside Nottebohm in San Antonio, TX. It was this mentorship that pushed him to find his artistic voice while carrying on the tradition of this very unique style of metal-based art. Although he doesn’t currently have a formal degree in art, Breish believes the lack of formal education has allowed him to create a style that is not only unique and powerful, but one that cannot be learned in a classroom. Breish consistently shows throughout south Texas and his work resides in numerous private and public collections throughout the US.

ABOUT THE WORK

Eric Breish is best known for his abstract paintings on metal that present holographic images as the viewer walks around the artwork. Lines of light protrude from the flat surface as transparent colors shift and change. Breish uses industrial tools and unconventional methods to create paintings that react under overhead halogen light. Each mark on the metal is strategically placed to absorb and reflect light creating the dimensional effect that separates Breish’s work from traditional abstract paintings. Aluminum, copper or steel are used as the substrates for the paintings while transparent inks, paints and varnishes layer the top creating a glass like finish that enhances the depth, dimension and color.

Aside from the metal work that Breish is known for, he also creates mixed media works of art that do not result in the dimensional effect.  These works are more traditional from an abstract painting perspective and are made from a variety of different materials.  Breish feels that these works allow him to rejuvenate his creative process and offers his collectors a variety of styles to choose from.

CIRRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009-Present   Currently apprentice under internationally renowned artist Andreas Nottebohm

2004-2005   Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business, Full Sail University (Salutatorian)

2002-2003   Associates of Science in Recording Arts, Full Sail University

2015   Painting Rhythms, AnArte Gallery, San Antonio, March

2014   Beyond the Surface, Radius Center, San Antonio, September – December

2012   Dimensions, UTSA Downtown Art Gallery, San Antonio, February – April

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

COLLECTIONS / PUBLICATIONS

2016   Grim State, Clamplight Studios and Gallery, March

2015   AMST Annual Gala, Art Museum of South Texas, November

2015   Art to the Power of Ten, McNay Art Museum, September

2015   Ten and Ten, Art Museum of South Texas, September

2014   Art to the Power of Ten, McNay Art Museum, September

2014   Breish-Gonzalez-Martinez New Works, UTSA Downtown Art Gallery, March-June

2014   Pinking of You, AnArte Gallery, San Antonio, February

2012   Red Dot, Blue Star Contemporary Arts Museum, San Antonio, May

2011   Unconscious Desires, David Shelton Gallery (Art360), San Antonio, March

2011   Art at the Creek, Ranger Creek Brewery, San Antonio, March

2010   The Man Show, Sculpture By Design, Houston, November

2010   Sublime Decadence, New Gallery, Houston, February

2008   Juried Exhibition, Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Houston, December

Private Collections throughout the United States

University of Texas San Antonio – San Antonio, TX

Energy Transfer Company Corporate Collection – San Antonio, Houston, TX

Hascor International Group – Houston, TX & Miami, FL

LA Cantera Resort and Spa – San Antonio, TX

Phipps Anderson Deacon (Phipps Building) – San Antonio, TX

 

San Antonio Express News, Breish-Gonzalez-Martinez Show, April 2nd, 2014

San Antonio Express News, Dimensions Show, March 28th 2012

UTSA Today, Dimensions Show, March 2012