“…another wayward pilgrim drowning in the senses building accidents
on a canvass which make people remember their dreams as a baby…”
“… Look at these paintings with a childlike, open mind fully at liberty, as if you are dreaming. Encounter the images and objects in Bleicher’s work for exactly what they appear to be….a kind of assured hesitancy–is common to all of Bleicher’s oil paintings…These are open-ended visual conundrums presented with a feeling of innocent pleasure. …You can compare this art to surrealism, outsider art or Philip Guston’s later work but that is like hanging a tag or delimiting label on something primal, inherently itself and whole…These images are produced as a balancing act over the great divide between the conscious and unconscious mind… Their virtue is that they represent a freely ranging hybrid, unfinished and unaccountable.”
-Ray Zone, ArtScene Magazine, June 2006
‘This man has a way of expressing so much in so few brush strokes, the colors are ethereal, the images expressive, and the symbolism archetypal. Such a strong feeling evoked by such simple images. I love his works and enjoy seeing them on my walls every day!’
‘…a worthy artistic and intellectual descendant of Edvard Munsch, George Groz, and Hieronymus Bosch.’
‘We were impressed with the seemingly spontaneous gestured, scumbled technique. The dynamic balancing of objects that leave open wide interpretations of the narrative. The richness of the layered colors enhance the deeply personal psychological themes. A primitive and at the same time sophisticated and elaborate world of stylized objects and beings playing out their interior visual games. “
‘Wonderfully Bizarre! A Picaso-esque/Modigliani-esque Mr. Bill! Or perhaps aninflatable scream doll? It disturbs me, and I like it.’
– editors of NFG magazine.
‘There’s something about the art that makes it hard to look away. I’m not sure
what happens but as time goes on I’ll figure out how it affects me that way.’
I Propose (Elias and Joy)- TV. Style Network. On camera art lesson by Airom in Animal-esque gallery setting.
October 2007- Los Angeles Times. ‘Don’t Miss’ List for Animal-esque show at Art Murmur
October 2007- LA Weekly. Recommended exhibit Animal-esque show at Art Murmur
October 2007- VegNews Magazines, VegNews Newsletter Animal-esque show, spotlighted event.
September 2007- Downtown Art News. ‘Don’t Miss’ List for Animal-esque show at Art Murmur
August 2007- Citizen LA, California: interview
March 2007- Manhattan Times, New York.
July 2006- Citizen LA, California.
June 2006- ArtScene magazine, Southern California.
June 2005-VC reporter, Ventura California.
2003. Triple J, Australia. Sound Quality: interview.
2003. Triple J, Australia. Home and Hosed: interview.
2003. Syndicated interview. ‘Electronica Is…’ Australian-wide. AMRAP sponsored.