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Eric Zener’s New Photorealistic Underwater Paintings

When we first came across artist Eric Zener's underwater paintings back in July 2009, we said that they made us “remember what it feels like to be immersed in cool, clear water. That moment when the world's worries wash away and a sense of calmness overtakes your body.”

Zener's back with a fantastic new body of work that he's debuting at Gallery Henoch in New York City starting tomorrow, October 20 and through November 12, 2011. Called Swimmers, Nature & Sleep, the exhibition will include 10 new works from his prominently reviewed Water series. Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect to find.

“My work is about psychological turning points, risk and transformations – taking that proverbial leap of faith,” he says. “I balance it with what I believe is a universal quest for finding refuge, finding quietness and stillness and escapism.” He further notes, “While some of my works are about introspection others are just about the joy. I try to conjure the euphoria when you first hit the water or the challenge of hiking through an ancient forest.” The way he can paint movement, reflections and bubbles is quite amazing.

Gallery Henoch website

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