Eddy Stevens

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