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Oil on board

198cm × 76 cm


Guide Price: £3,000

Eugene is interested in trying to portray the glory manifest in the ordinary, to recapture the inner light infinite with significance. Finding beauty in those parts of the visual scene, which are generally taken for granted, always looking for, as Aldous Huxley wrote, "The strangeness, the sinister and even infernal otherness that hides in familiar things." He usually isolates a section, a detail or a surface, reducing what is seen to a series of colours, patterns and contours. These assume far more relevance than the mere function and history of the objects to which these shapes and colours relate. He is trying to create works that are interesting to the eye and thought provoking, beautiful but retaining a feeling of unease, tension and a suggestion of fear, in an attempt to replicate, achieving a transcendental state through looking at a seemingly mundane object or surface. This transcendental state is only possibly without distraction and often long periods of being alone, creating a sense of alienation, frustration and fear. Frustration as these experiences and associated thoughts are so fleeting. Fear because one briefly becomes so far removed from the accepted notion of what is considered normal.

Terms and Conditions: Please note all works will be available for collection from Wednesday 17 November 2021 at Freedom from Torture offices, 111 Isledon Road, London N7 7JW. The artwork will be safely stored, free of charge until Friday 17 December 2021. Alternatively, Freedom from Torture can help organise national and international delivery of artworks through a third party, to the winner. The winning bidder will be responsible for all delivery costs and will be invoiced directly by the third party.

Lot No.: EL89-96-00048
Kindly donated by Eugene Wood