10 / 09 / 2022 from 2pm to 8pm
Adrian Eaves’ abstract paintings are explorations into, as well as odes to the expressive qualities of mark making. He deploys a variety of techniques in mixed media onto the surface, with phenomenal colour and physicality. Lines, dots, circles, spirals, signs, drips, spray, splashes, framing, gluing, etc. coalesce to form knots, clusters, black holes. Every single mark is different from the last. Just like a word, each is imbued with its own intrinsic meanings and opens up uncharted creative possibilities as it combines with others to form sentences and stories. As such, Adrian Eaves creates a vocabulary for painting, which he is always looking to expand. Each mark is carefully premeditated and positioned according to mathematical patterns, while the physical application is vigorously gestural and lets go of everything, in an abstract expressionist style. Fibonacci spirals and the rule of the golden ratio, triangles and matrices anchor the compositions to better let the imagination run wild.
It is no coincidence that Adrian Eaves, a British painter based in Hackney, London, is exhibiting at Garage Cosmos in Brussels, a city where the late Barbara Rose, the distinguished American art historian, curated the exhibition Painting after postmodernism: Belgium - USA in 2016, which explored new forms, techniques and methods of a ‘cosmic consciousness’ in Belgian abstract expressionism, first associated with Kandinsky. Through his prolonged observational and experiential creative process, Adrian Eaves formulates a lexicon of painting, which deconstructs and helps elucidate that same universal, cosmic consciousness.
11 September – 24 September 2022