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Old World Meets Abstract: Art by Eveline Wallace

A long, slightly abstracted painting of a tall young woman dressed in whiteCoquette, mixed media on canvas

Today for our artist feature we’ll look at the portfolio website of Eveline Wallace. Eveline’s works have a great sense of old-world-meets-abstract aesthetics, featuring iconic figures combined with contemporary brush marks and large planes of colour.


An egg-tempera painting of a traditional buddhaBuddha Amida, egg tempra on wood

In Eveline’s iconography series she paints familiar figures – such as various deities from Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity – in egg tempera, her choice of medium going hand in hand with her choice of subject matter as a clever and beautiful homage to the painting practices of the past, in many different regions.


In her other, non-representational works she experiments more with textures and mixed media, embracing the spontaneity of the painting process and letting her chosen media develop without being forced into a certain image. In some of these paintings, she combines representational figures with her abstraction, creating eerie suggestions of figural paintings, and allowing space for both techniques to shine.


An abstract splatter painting featuring predominantly pink tonesPink Dandelion, mixed media on canvas


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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