Eddy Stevens

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

 

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