Lucas van Eeghen (1953) is a Dutch painter from Amsterdam.
The recent paintings in mixed media are unique in its sort and force the spectator to see a selective perception of the tangible and visible 3D-2D world (video). Yet this hard and concrete visual perspective forced upon the eyes opens a soft world of floating intuition. Or is it the other way round? Of course, the effect of this 'tactilism' can only be truely experienced by confrontaton with the tangible reality. The nature-paintings invite to touch. They pose questions like what is it made of and does it last? Are all things of value fragile and defenceless? But the imagery is just as tricky. It goes further than what the eye can see and the fingers can feel.
Also in the older work the perception of light and space is dominating. Styles, techniques and subjects are ever changing. From realism to abstract expresionism to tactilism. 'Never stick to a trick. I suppose painting is no more than the crippled language for what you may have to tell. Techniques or styles may serve the story to be told. They may even trigger the ambition to say the untold. But in the end the sensation of any painting should lie behind the paint. A good painting should remain to be indefinable magic even for the painter himself. Where did it come from and where does it go? Images float through the air ready to be picked. Once painted they live lives of their own.'
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. Nominated for royal subsidy. 3rd Willink van Collen award , Artslant show case winner, Biennale 2013 Chianciano Museo dÁrte;(Leonardo award).
Artifact Gallery NY NY