Eddy Stevens

The Soul of the Forest*
The Soul of the Forest*
55 x 31.5
Mutual Respect*
Mutual Respect*
51.18x35.43
Self Portrait
Self Portrait
31.5x15.7
Self Reflection
Self Reflection*
31.5 x 16
Black Box Revealer
Black Box Revealer
55" x 39.5"
Night Watch
Night Watch
27.5" x 27.5"
Farewell to the Dark
Farewell to the Dark
47 x 23.5
Unforeseen Circumstances
Unforeseen Circumstances
55" x 39.5"
The New Spring
The New Spring
31.5 x 47
Naturally Mixed
Naturally Mixed
27.5" x 27.5"
Predestined Route
Predestined Route
51.18x35.43
In the Shade
In the Shade
63x47.2
Driving Force
Driving Force*
57" x 51.2"
The Way
The Way
35.5" x 19.7"
Revival
Revival
39.5 x 31.5
Reflection of the Soul
31.5 x 16
Ethologist
Ethologist
75" x 39.5"
Head Hunter
Head Hunter
55" x 39.5"
Human Behaviour
23.5 x 23.5
Deliverance
Deliverance
47.24x15.74
Stealth
Stealth*
47.2x15.7
Mistrust
Mistrust
47.2x23.6
The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer
55 x 31.5
Well Surrounded
Well Surrounded
35.43x35.43
The Path
The Path
35.5" x 51.2"
Recurring Dream
Recurring Dream
35.5" x 59"
A Lucky Coincidence
A Lucky Coincidence
23.6x47.24
The Trompe l'oile of Life
The Trompe l'oile of Life
35.5 x 51
Unguarded Moment
Unguarded Moment
39.5" x 39.5"
NRº8
NRº8
17" x 11.5"
Royal Cardinal III
12" x 12"
True to Nature
True to Nature
31.5x39.37
Eddy Stevens

Real artists are born as artists. They live with a permanent drive to create, and they do this day after day. They never stop producing and never stop trying to surpass themselves. In this sense, Eddy Stevens is an artist, heart and soul.

He moved from his native country (born in Brasschaat, Belgium, 1965) to the southwest of France with his wife Sophie to live on an old and desolate farm. There he found a timeless atmosphere, imbued with a humanity perfectly suited to the development of his paintings. Like a kind of spiritual philosopher, he explores an unconscious fantasy world. His work is about a unique touching between human and human, person and person, someone and someone else.

In a passionate way he tells us about himself growing and, at the same time, gaining insight into his techniques. He trusts that new concepts present themselves in moments of meditation, and they do. It is as though new works come to find him. He says, “it’s as if it’s not only me who’s inventing the idea, it’s as if I’m looking at my shadow.”

Appreciating the high tradition of corporality and light exemplified by Rembrandt, Titian, Odd Nerdrum, Andrew Wyeth and Lucian Freud, he employs a style that is both modern and timeless. His earlier exhibitions in Holland, Belgium, France and the United States (yes, New Orleans), were rich with color. His new work has evolved toward the monochromatic, using occasional colored details to capture attention, and his painting has reached new levels of clarity and power. Less, in this case, is more.

 

 

Click here to view Stevens lastest work
"The Contemporary past" 2015