"Ernie Gerzabek's paintings are
comprised of colonies of shapes - landscapes woven with forms suggestive of a
living microcosm. Other paintings in this collection combine delicate
layers of piercing horizons flushed with hyper-real colours and lines.
"The influence of his architectural background is
ever present and at work here. The sensibility of abstractionist and
minimalist notions have been applied in his practice of painting with great
effect. This can be observed clearly in his specific method of
interpreting the natural world around him.
"Gerzabek successfully traverses
the path from the literal dimensions of nature and its surrounds into a
reduction of its elements, a destination imbued with stillness, where both time
and place have been purposefully extracted from the landscape.
"Playful optimism exudes from the calm
perspectives he creates. Gerzabek, it seems, is completely at ease with
his uncomplicated and almost singular vision of a geometrically inspired
interpretation of environment.
"A more complex analysis of these paintings is not
requested nor required. Gerzabek is inviting us to forgo intellectual
engagement with the work and instead embrace a more instinctive experience of
it, to allow ourselves to simply float upon the very surfaces and lines of his