Old World Meets Abstract: Art by Eveline Wallace
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.
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.