Doug Eberhardt is a printmaker, illustrator, and educator living in western Pennsylvania. Doug received his BFA in Printmaking from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and his MFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2012. In 2013 Doug received a residency and printmaking fellowship from the Wassaic Project in Hudson Valley New York. The Wassaic Project features Doug's artwork in their annual summer exhibition. He has worked as an independent illustrator for organizations such as NPR and the Storm King Art Center. He teaches introduction to printmaking and screenprinting at his alma mater Edinboro University.
Doug's prints combine brutalist structures and fantastical animals with traditional landscapes and naturalistic illustrations. His landscape prints mimic paintings of the Hudson River School of the early 19th century. Screen-printed layers of monochromatic colors build believable atmospheric perspective. Warm and cool gradients create luminous space and depth. Monolithic geometric shapes invade these landscapes. The landscapes combine picturesque elements of romanticism with absurd science fiction. The cold man-made perfection of the structures creates a dichotomy against organic perfect of nature. Landscapes offer a place for thoughtful contemplation. These alien shapes further deepen the viewer's introspection.
Doug’s neon prints are a fictional exploration of the unknown possibilities of an afterlife. They portray an unfamiliar world filled with foreign animalia. Neon inks create an alien world where light and color disassociate with our reality. These biological studies mimic those of 19th-century naturalist illustrations, specifically those of John James Audubon. The narrative of this body of work asks if there are rules and hierarchies after death.
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