On Eliot Greenwald

On Eliot Greenwald

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: On Eliot Greenwald
Highlighting the artist's practice and newly released edition with ART FOR CHANGE

Eliot Greenwald with his print Super Spherical Earth Theory (12), 2024. Image courtesy of the artist.

Take a closer look at Massachusetts-based artist Eliot Greenwald’s newest limited edition print, Super Spherical Earth Theory (12), which is now available for purchase at artforchange.com

Eliot Greenwald’s paintings map the ever-evolving terrain of individual experience, tracing the distances between subjective reality and the natural world. Greenwald constructs a type of repetitive continuity between works, single motifs or images reappearing over and over again. This use of repetition, for Greenwald, mirrors the slow evolution of one’s cognitive understanding of reality. His imagery is often surreal, perhaps even Dada-esque, in its proportion, shape, and color. He is not interested in realistic representation. The images he puts to his canvases are studies on myth-making, what we do to make sense of our particular location in time and space. They are the products of his own mind, reflections of his particular subjective understanding of what certain objects can, or should, look like.


Super Spherical Earth Theory (12), 2024
22 x 18 inches
Archival Pigment Print on Sanded Birch Plywood with Aluminum Backing for Installation

Limited edition of 12 with 3AP

Depicting a nocturnal scene made up of two loosely symmetrical sides, Super Spherical Earth Theory (12) antagonizes the ‘flat Earth’ theory that some ascribe to. On the contrary, the artist argues, “The Earth is spherical, but it surpasses that geometric constraint. It is, in fact, a cosmic body beyond general human understanding.” Featuring an automobile driving away into the distance, the image is bisected by a horizon line which functions doubly as the bottom of distant mountains and the point where treetops meet their trunks. Two crescent moons illuminate the purple sky and the bulbous path below, allowing multiple realities to coexist at the same time and place. For this series, Greenwald worked collaboratively with ART FOR CHANGE to explore printing techniques that imbue the editioned works with varying levels of physical texture, as well as replicate the undulating perimeter of the original work.



Detail images of Eliot Greenwald’s Super Spherical Earth Theory (12), 2024. 

Eliot Greenwald pictured with his print, Super Spherical Earth Theory (12), 2024. Image courtesy of the artist.




Eliot Greenwald (b. 1983, Portland, ME) is a self-taught artist currently based in Ashfield, MA. Most recently, Greenwald’s work has been exhibited at Almine Rech, Brussels (2024); Harper’s, New York, East Hampton, and Los Angeles (2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020); Long Story Short, Paris (2023); M+B, Los Angeles (2023 and 2022); WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong (2022); Best Western, Ridgewood, NY (2022); Taymour Grahne Projects, London (2021); Gana Art Nineone, Seoul (2021); and Hesse Flatow, New York (2021 and 2020). His work has appeared in Artnet, Juxtapoz, and New York Sun, among other publications.

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