Lucas van Eeghen is a visual artist from Amsterdam. The 3D recent paintings in mixed media are unique in its sort. 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 or objects, These are highly manipulated and placed on a canvas in a painted setting. See video. The paintings invite to touch. They pose questions like what is it made of and how long does it last? Are all things of true value fragile and defenseless? A new language of images opens a soft world of floating intuition. The poetry of toujours l´amour et la mort. And the hope that keeps us alive.
According to the curator of the Triennale di arte visive a Roma 2014, prof. Daniele Radini Tedeschi, Lucas is a herald of the new movement of Tiltestetica (Editoria Giorgio Mandadori 2014, ISBN 978-88-6052-549-9). As an artist-seer of today he sets course to evoke a vocabulary of archetypes (not entries) and iconographic models (not linguistic structures). Lucas van Eeghen builds the surface of the canvas literally of leaves, foliage and stems in order to frame his new works. He is the great protagonist of the nature infiltrating the visual arts. Thus the ruins of postmodernism are put in a new key. That works cathartic. His approach is synthetic and simultaneously baroque. But although Van Eeghen is on the one hand moving in the direction of Futurism, he owns on the other hand, an extreme individuality that connects him in the art of painting - the old craftsmanship - with Ferdinand Khnopff and even Vermeer. So says Radini Tedeschi.
Paintings have been exhibited a.o. in Galery Siau, Arti & Amicitiae, Nieuwe Kerk, Beurs van Berlage, Vondelkerk, Centrum Bellevue, Royal Palace at the Dam, Alexander F. Milliken Gallery (NY), NTG Gent, popup galery kerkstraat 276, Museo d'arte Chianciano, Art Monaco, Triennale di arte visive a Roma 2014, Delfi Form Zwolle, Gallery Gagliardi London, Gran Finale Triennale Roma. Nominated for royal subsidy. 3rd Willink van Collen award, Artslant show case winner, Biennale 2013 Chianciano: Leonardo award.
Upcoming: Amsterdam Whitney Gallery NY NY, http://amsterdamwhitneygallery.com/...