Lucas van Eeghen
20170523183237-atelier__3_
Lives in
Amsterdam
Works in
Amsterdam
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Non-Representational mixed-media, station, Gulf War, portrait, church, NY, 3D perception, interior, Amsterdam, abstract, figurative, mixed-media, conceptual, realism, modern
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Lucas van Eeghen, 6th 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: to the light 2015. mixed media 110x58x50cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Silver linings 2014. mixed media on canvas on panel 100+ x 60+ x 30 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Tilted (side view detail) 2014. mixed media on canvas on panel 3D 100+x60+x25 cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, libera me 2013. mixed media on paper 60x80 cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, libera me detail sideview 2013 mixed media on paper © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, pars pro toto detail 1 mixed media on canvas © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, pars pro toto detail 2 mixed media on canvas
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Lucas van Eeghen, pars pro toto right side view mixed media
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Lucas van Eeghen, Pars pro toto (pollard willow) 2011. mixed media on canvas 140 x 100 x 20 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Feathers of Fate 2013. mixed media on canvas 80 x 100 x 10 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Feathers of Fate detail sideview mixed media on canvas © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, But that´s all over now 2015. mixed media 60x120x30cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, 3rd 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Madeliefje (oh my daisy) 2015. mixed media on panel 92 x 76 x 12 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
Price $2500
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Lucas van Eeghen, field of love detail 2013. mixed media on canvas 80x100 cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Progress 2017 mixed media © lucas van eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Live 2014. mixed media 60 x 100+ x 25 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Live (left side view) 2014. mixed media 60 x 100 x 25 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Live (right side view) 2014. mixed media 60 x 100 x 25 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Detail of the Garden of Pain and Joy 2015. mixed media on canvas on panel (3D) 120+x60+x60 cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, 1st 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: the Garden of Pain and Joy 2015. mixed media on canvas on panel (3D) 120+x60+x60cm © Lucas van Eeghen
Price $3200
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Lucas van Eeghen, Tilted (right side view) 2014 mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, tilted (left side view) 2014 mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Towards the light (frontal view) 2014. mixed media 110 x 50 x 58 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, night shelter right side view 2013. mixed media 100+ x 140+ cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, night shelter left side view 2013. mixed media on canvas 100x140x60cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, 2nd 2014 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: night shelter 2013. mixed media on canvas 100 x 140 x 60 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
Price $3200
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Lucas van Eeghen, Field of Hope 2012. mixed media on canvas on panel 62 x 122 x 60 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Field of hope detail 01 2012 mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, field of Hope right side view mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Enigma detail mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Enigma (left side view, detail) 2013. mixed media 100x140x0cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Enigma (right side detail) 2013. mixed media 100x140x60cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Enigma 2013. mixed media 100 x 140 x 50 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Lucas van Eeghen, Progress 2017 mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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Field of Hope
2012. mixed media on canvas on panel 62 x 122 x 60 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Enigma
2013. mixed media 100 x 140 x 50 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Enigma detail
mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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1st 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: the Garden of Pain and Joy
2015. mixed media on canvas on panel (3D) 120+x60+x60cm © Lucas van Eeghen
Price $3200
20140331230105-live__60x100_x20_cm_mixed_media_2014_lucas_van_eeghen
Live
2014. mixed media 60 x 100+ x 25 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
20130601223619-libera_me__lucas_van_eeghen_2013__60x80_cm__mixed_media_on_paper
libera me
2013. mixed media on paper 60x80 cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Pars pro toto (pollard willow)
2011. mixed media on canvas 140 x 100 x 20 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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But that´s all over now
2015. mixed media 60x120x30cm © Lucas van Eeghen
20150507134928-dsc02678__3_
3rd 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Madeliefje (oh my daisy)
2015. mixed media on panel 92 x 76 x 12 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
Price $2500
20151015164611-to_the_light__2014__mixed_media__varying_seizes_110x58x50_cm___c__lucas_van_eeghen
6th 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: to the light
2015. mixed media 110x58x50cm © Lucas van Eeghen
20130625192521-libera_me_detail_03
libera me detail sideview
2013 mixed media on paper © Lucas van Eeghen
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Progress
2017 mixed media © lucas van eeghen
20140220133843-night_shelter__2013__h_100_w_140_d_60_cm__mixed_media_on_canvas__lucas_van_eeghen
2nd 2014 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: night shelter
2013. mixed media on canvas 100 x 140 x 60 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
Price $3200
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Grass on burnt green earth
2010. acrylic, oil and tempera paint on canvas (private collection) 100 x 80 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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La vie en roses side view detail
mixed media on canvas © Lucas van Eeghen
20130613115655-la_vie_en_roses_02a
La vie en roses (2)
2010. mixed media on canvas (private collection) 70x50 cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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La vie en roses side view detail
mixed media on canvas © Lucas van Eeghen
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La vie en roses (1)
2010. mixed media on canvas (private collection) 70x50 cm © Lucas van Eeghen
20130613113923-darwins_garden_a
Darwins garden
2011 . mixed media on canvas 75 x 100 inches © Lucas van Eeghen
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darwins garden detail
mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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Forest path
2010. mixed media on canvas 80 x 100 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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forest path detail
2010 mixed media on canvas © Lucas van Eeghen
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forest path detail 2
2010 mixed media on canvas © Lucas van Eeghen
20130613131216-butterflies_picknick_detail_01
Butterflies piknick detail 2
mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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Butterflies picknick detail 3
mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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Butterflies picknick
2011 . mixed media on canvas (private collection) 75x100cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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6th 2013 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Scorched side view
2013. mixed media 24-35 x 32-42 x 17 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
Price $1000
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Scorched
2013. mixed media 24-35 x 32-42 x 7 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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Butterflies picknick side view detail
mixed media on canvas © Lucas van Eeghen
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stop the time detail left side view
mixed media on canvas © Lucas van Eeghen
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stop the time detail right side view
mixed media on canvas © Lucas van Eeghen
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Stop the time (ode to van eyck)
2011. mixed media on canvas (private collection) 85x75 cm, © Lucas van Eeghen
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scorched side view
2013 mixed media © Lucas van Eeghen
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Blue & Red
mixed media on canvas 200x180 cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Kiss
1990. Acryllic tempera and oil paint on canvas (private collection) 140x70 cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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Red view
acryllic tempera and oilpaint on canvas 180x100 © Lucas van Eeghen
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Triptiek
1989. acryllic tempera and oilpaint on canvas (private collection) 140x180 © Lucas van Eeghen
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edge
1989. mixed media 1.20x1.00 m © lucas van eeghen
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Rothko´s soul, rest in peace
mixed media on panel (2x) 2.00 x 0.50 © lucas van eeghen
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my sorrow
2010. oil/acryllics (private collection) 60x40 © lucas van eeghen
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Charlotte
1988. oil tempera and acrylic on canvas (private collection) 30x40 cm
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unwritten song
1984. acryllics on canvas 50 x 70 centimeters © lucas van eeghen
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black square war
mixed media 1.20x1.40 © lucas van eeghen
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war in the gulf (I)
mixed media © lucas van eeghen
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Macomer
1982 . Oil and acrylic on canvas (private collection) 40x60 cm © Lucas van Eeghen
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winterlight
2010. oil-acrylics on canvas 0.80x0.40 cm © lucasvan eeghen
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Antwerp CS (1)
1984. acrylic/oil/tempera on canvas (private collection) 1.40x200 cm © lucas van eeghen
Oude_schans_1a_web
oude schans 1 (amsterdam)
1985. oil acrylic tempera on canvas (private collection) 140x160 cm © lucas van eeghen
20110610072549-reguliersdwarsstraat_web
reguliersbreestraat (amsterdam)
2010. Acrylic paint on canvas 50 x 80 cm, Acrylic paint on canvas © lucas van eeghen
Brouwerskolk_web
brouwerskolkje (amsterdam)
2010. oil tempera & acrylics (private collection) 80x60 cm © lucas van eeghen
20110116070549-schreierstoren_web
schreierstoren
oil/tempera/acrillics on canvas © lucas van eeghen
Caf__taurant__americain_
cafe taurant (americain)
oil & acrylics © lucas van eeghen
20110116070323-blikman_web
Blikman & Sutorius
oil/acryllics on canvas 1.00x0.50 © lucas van eeghen
Amstel_hotel_garage
amstel hotel garage 1 (amsterdam)
oil & acrylics © lucas van eeghen
Ny_ii_web
NY II
1985. oil tempera & acrylics on canvas (private collection) 80x60 cm © lucas van eeghen
Ny_i_web
NY I
1985. oil tempera & acrylics on canvas (private collection) 200x120 © lucas van eeghen
Thriller_web
thriller
1981. oil acrylic tempera on canvas (private collection) 40x60 cm © lucas van eeghen
Roma_web
roma
acrylic oil & tempera on canvas (private collection) 180x160 cm © lucas van eeghen
20110610073754-panorama_amsterdam_web
panorama amsterdam
2003. acrylic tempera and oil paint on canvas on panel ca 75 x ca 1500 centimeters © Lucas van Eeghen
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spiegelstraat (amsterdam)
2010. acrylic, tempera and oil paint on canvas 97 x 67 centimeters © lucas van eeghen
Price $4250
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Basel
1988. mixed media on canvas 1.20x140 cm © lucas van eeghen
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20170523183237-atelier__3_

LUCAS VAN EEGHEN

Prof. Daniele Radini Tedeschi, the curator of the Triennale di arte visive a Roma 2014, declared the Dutch artist, and Life time achievement winner, Lucas van Eeghen, to be one of the heralds of the new movement of this millenium, Tiltestetica (also known as Estetica Paradisiaca, Editoria Giorgio Mandadori 2014, ISBN 978-88-6052-549-9)): 'As an artist-seer of today Lucas van Eeghen sets course to evoke a vocabulary of archetypes and iconographic models. (..) He 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. The ruins of postmodernism are put into 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.'

Gianni Dunil wrote in Aeterna (2017): 'The Dutch artist Lucas van Eeghen is permeated by a great poetic sensibility. He is part of the artistic lineage that for centuries explores the relationship between man and nature. The concept of Mimesis, in fact, stands at the basis of classical aesthetics: the fusion of artistic beauty and natural beauty has stimulated the thoughts of philosophers for centuries, such as Plato, Arstotele, the brothers Schlegel, Fichte and many more. Van Eeghen rediscovers the traditional bond between artist and imitation of nature by making works that transform the natural element making it seemingly artificial, by creating a perceptive deception that follows the reverse of the experimentations of the past. In his 3D paintings, the artist inserts leaves and stalks of real plants by crystallizing them using particular industrial paints. The effect of this operation is of great effect and the viewer has to reason what the actual material of his works is. In 'Enigma' the leaves appear to emerge from the white color of the canvas, completely empty and white, which serves exclusively as a support. The boundary between natural and artificial, therefore, is becoming more and more lenient, drawing the contours of a desired return to the original harmony between man and earth and the renewal of the bond that binds them from the origin of the times.'

Giorgio Vulcano (Last paradise, 2014, Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori, isbn 978-88-6052-580-2) wrote: (.. for) 'Kant, in his Kritik des reines Vernunft,  art is based no longer on imitation, but it is regarded as the ingenious creation of the artist, although he still assumes a strong connection between art and nature: "... the human talent is the innate disposition of the soul with which nature sets rules to art."

In that perspective fits the artistic talent of the Dutchman Lucas van Eeghen, who with his recent 3D paintings in mixed media skillfully explores the relationship between mankind and nature, and prompts us to not consider them as separate concepts. He does this by encouraging to think in an open debate on the question, "do contemporary human beings feel to be inextricably linked to nature?" Examples are the works Field of Hope (2012) and Field of Love (2013), in which the mixture of natural and artificial elements produce extrordinairy effects in a three dimensional, colorful and communicative environment. In his 3D work Van Eeghen uses true leaves and stems, which he petrifies in his very own technique using industrial paints in shades of green, red or blue. He transforms the canvas from a simple support into a meaningful dimension of the visual image, and in that process he uses compositional effects that are close to reality but ultimately illusory, in order to express the artificial processing of natural forms.

The nature of our time shows the fading boundaries between nature – as what used to ordaine this world in absolute terms - and the artificial. The "divine" order of the world has been destroyed or lost - there is no longer a nature that should be respected - and thus not only disappears the distinction between nature and the artifice, but everything is in principle feasible and artificial. In the inspiration of Van Eeghen an implicit warning is hidden: todays life with the continuous progress of science and technology may deprive mankind of its naturalness and its nature. Van Eeghen wants to recall with his "paintinsculptures" how the leaves had a life of their own, before they were crystallised by him, embalmed, as it were, in their own plastic.'

The 3D recent paintings in mixed media are indeed unique in its sort. The paintings invite to touch. Questioning the relation of mankind and nature. What are the paintings made of and how long do they last? Are all things of true value fragile and defenseless? The images are picked out of the air like songs, seemingly coming from nowhere. A new language opens a soft world of floating intuition. The poetry of toujours l'amour et la mort. And the hope that keeps us alive.

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Lucas van Eeghens 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 (NYC), 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, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery NY, Triennale di arte visive a Roma 2017. Nominated for royal subsidy. 3rd Willink van Collen award, multiple Artslant show case winner, Biennale 2013 Chianciano: Leonardo  award, Triennale di arte visive a Roma 2017 Lifetime achievement award

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