(Image: Lucas van Eeghen, Darwins garden, 2011, mixed media, 75 x 100 x 25 centimeters; © Lucas van Eeghen)
Lucas van Eeghen (b. 1953)
As from around 2011 the paintings by Lucas van Eeghen changed and moved on a pace. The 3D recent paintings in mixed media are unique in its sort. The recent Biennale of Chianciano made clear how innovative they are.The work moves away from the rational interpretation that can be so dominant in every human eye. The images are picked out of the air like songs, seemingly coming from nowhere. Subsequently they develop according to what the materials and paint offer themselves. They are made of a combination of realistic stuff gathered from nature like leaves, earth, cow parsley, reed, fish or objects such as books newspapers and faces, These are highly manipulated and placed on a canvas in a painted setting. They come out of the frame. The effect of this 'tactilism' can of course best be experienced by confrontation with its tangible reality (video). The objects have a presence and change with the light. Especially the nature-paintings invite to touch. They pose questions like what is it made of and how long does it last? Are all things of value fragile and defenceless? The imagery goes further than what the eye can see and the fingers can feel. The concrete visual perspective forced upon the eyes opens a soft world of floating intuition. Titles such as Field of hope, Enigma, Butterflies picknick, Stop the time and Feathers of fate refer to this magic world of poetry.
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