Eric Stotik's small acrylic paintings are intriguing examples of modern surrealism. The small works, which are done either on panel or on paper adhered to panel, are haunting dreamscapes that instead of relying on shock value, create a subtle, eerie mood. Scarred, yet serene faces stare out of the paintings, not horrifying the viewer, but causing him to feel uneasy. Stotik's talent with detail and layering is apparent in paintings where crowded, linear compositions or cryptic text slowly emerge from beneath layers of glazing. Stotik's work is so effective because of the subtlety and nuance he is able to create through his precise technical skill.