" Erik LaMarca’s current body of work is like a Rorscach Test on acid. Through heavy use of symmetry, texture and color Erik manages to create what could be described as ethereal portraits of non corporeal beings or ritualistic psychedelic mandalas. He transforms captured images of the mundane into electric deities that feel as if they could leap out of their frames and enter our material world at any moment. As a traditional photographer, his eye is undeniable. It’s clear he prefers the digital medium not for convenience's sake but in order to push the boundaries of his own experimentations. He is, in his way, challenging what photography is and what it can do as art."
" I'm a big fan of symmetry as well as mystifying art. Erik LaMarca's piece, "The Offering", was a perfect blend of the two. It was also amazing that this work was done with the editing tools in a phone. The eerie tone of the photo as well as the textures and lighting made this one stand out at his gallery showing. While all of his work looked excellent, I saw this one and had to have it. It is the centerpiece of my living room wall, and it continuously gets awe and praise when I have visitors. It's the first thing people see, and I like staring at it closely from time to time. It seems every time I revisit the piece, I notice some obscure detail I didn't notice before. I also enjoyed the conversation with Erik at the gallery where this was displayed, Solas Studio. Hearing him explain how he works and how he interprets his art shows how well he appreciates his craft. I encourage anyone to look at his catalog and take a pick. Something for everyone is there, and I look forward to purchasing more artwork from him in the future. "
"Erik LaMarca's talent for taking ordinary objects and turning them into intricate pieces of art through his digital photography makes him a truly interesting artist for the modern era. However, the often Gothic details in some of his pictures recall an earlier era. "
"Erik's symmetrical photography is a unique and telling insight of how his creative mind works. Ordinary objects become instant art in his capable hands. "The Deity" is a perfect example. Saw this and just had to have it! It holds a special place in our Livingroom now."