Artist Statement of Ethan Mertz
Ethan Mertz is an artist residing in Dallas, Texas, and he received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Through paint, he creates architecture that strives to shape the area between the material and immaterial lifelines. Influenced by the ideas of Pareidolia and Apophenia, he conveys his life’s experience in portraiture. By way of landscape, he depicts fantasies of the distant future. These mediums work together and against each other to illustrate ideas he views as largely indescribable.