Britt Ehringer

Artist Statement

A self-taught artist with an irreverent pop-art sensibility and a penchant for tongue in cheek social commentary, Britt Ehringer deftly layers color, image and social message with his multiple use of mediums that defy easy definition of his work into a specific art canon. “I really feel my work eschews a particular “art-historical definition” or vantage point from which to view it,” he says. “I see my artistic practice as a constantly evolving force.”

Ehringer employs a variety of techniques in his work, such as thick and thin painting, tearing portions of canvas from the work and multi-media assemblage to create his own unique artistic style. He examines the idea that as we age and change, our conception of the things close to us is altered as well. This notion is reflected in his works, which, even when finished, evince a sense of continuous becoming, suggesting the possibility of future growth and change.

Ehringer’s work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. His paintings were featured in the blockbuster 2014 Cat Art Show Los Angeles including the singular work “Say Hello to My Little Friends,” featured art in Time Magazine and an Instagram sensation. This past year, Ehringer’s popular Namaak Art Collective was featured at Bejing’s C-Space gallery and LAUNCH L.A. He was recently selected along with fellow artists Shepard Fairy and Terence Koh for inclusion as one of America’s cutting-edge creatives in DAAB publishing’s compendium GO WEST.