Eric Rottcher, a talented painter and collage artist working from Gettysburg, PA, has recently achieved remarkable success in the art world. His paintings and mixed media collages have gained popularity among collectors both in the United States and internationally. Eric pursued a Fine Arts degree with a focus on Aesthetics at Shippensburg University, earning his BA in 2011.
During his college years, Eric faced a difficult time when his mother experienced a brain aneurysm and two strokes. This tragic event led him to take a step back from the art world after graduation, and he struggled with depression and substance abuse for many years. Fortunately, Eric is not only back in the art scene but in the studio every day producing and creating new works of art.
Eric Rottcher sits precariously between the worlds of Fine Art and Lowbrow. His unique vision and approach involve integrating elements such as old photographs and images sourced from books and magazines. Through this visual language, Eric creates collages that pay homage to the traditional analog methods of the Dadaists by creating captivating worlds.
He decontextualizes the old and reconstructs new meaningful dialogues about mental illness, addiction, religion, humor, death, love secretiveness, and the nature of beauty.