This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the home/studio of Erich Lehman. He describes himself as an artist/designer/tech geek. I would also add that he’s a very passionate member of the ROC art community. Really, I don’t think in my several years of living here in the city I have met anyone that loves ROC like he does. It’s great.
Erich has FOUR designated workspaces in his home. The first one I explored was the table he has set up in his living room. I couldn’t help but laugh because one of the reasons it’s there is so he can work and be in the same room with his girlfriend, artist Carter Burwell. I thought that was sweet. As artists we sometimes tend to lock ourselves away. Anyways, he has a workspace downstairs in his basement (I love the stonework down there!) and two workspaces upstairs. Like with my previous studio visit, there was just so much to look at. I loved it!
Erich’s house also works as a space to showcase his super impressive art collection. I am hoping to be invited back to get an in-depth tour – just walking around his house from workspace-to-workspace I was in awe of the art I was walking past. Certainly jealousy-inducing!
When Erich isn’t painting monsters and skulls he is running his gallery 1975 (shop/twitter/facebook, hanging out with his friends and collaborators at The Sweet Meat Co., or working at my alma mater RIT (where I originally met him years ago). Busy guy!
OK folks, I’m hooked. I love these studio visits! Who’s next?
This post is part of my ROC Artists feature!