ERIC HAYDEN FRENCH CIRCUNS
About ERIC HAYDEN FRENCH CIRCUNS
Since I began my artistic career in the late 80’s and up until today, I have placed all my efforts in producing series of paintings that carry out a continuous visual balance that guarantee to hold the production’s credibility. My criteria for each piece, as independent and as part of a series, is based on visual strengh, consistency, and balance. Other factors I consider are the elements in painting (line, shape, mass, light, color, texture, pattern, space, time, and motion) and the principles of design (unity, variety, balance, emphasis, subordination, scale, proportion, and rhythm). Although I maintain a rigorous attitude toward the rules that art history has coined and defined and in most cases demanded from artists, I have always kept an open attitude towards innovation and the possibility of new and more inviting experiences in art rather than to just excersise the all too well known “more-of-the-same” attitude. This view should not undermine the validity of the artworks that still today maintain a constant vigil on stressing the importance of guarding and protecting its most precious and highly valued traditional aspects. I believe and respect those values due to the fact that they are the reason why innovation is a possibility. The past and the future connect while the viewer stands and gazes at the final product in present high definition. INFINITY is a series that I began contemplating in late 2003. That same year I started working on a series of paintings titled ENGINEERING A FLOWER, exhibited in 2004. Its main focus was working on two different visual views: figurative geometry and figurative organic abstraction. I was exploring the idea of universal dynamic opposites and the importance of the existence of such laws inside the realm of art and physics. Later, I worked on two different series: TÓXICO and ENTROPY, of which I only exhibited ENTROPY in 2005. The primary focus of these two projects was to study chaos as a perfect natural order. From 2003 until today I have also concentrated my efforts on exploring traditional and non-traditional tecniques in the execution of an artwork. INFINITY came into fruition in 2007 after maintaining a constant and untireable stream of production that brought into existence works like ENTROPY and BIG BANG. The painting BIG BANG was exhibited at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in 2008. This is the artwork that opened the door for the most recent series TEN BILLION LIGHT YEARS IN DIAMETER... exhibited August 16 of 2012, at The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.
1994 - 1996 Master of Fine Arts Degree, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga. US., Magna Cum Laude
1988 - 1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, EAP., School of Fine Arts, Old San Juan, PR., Cum Laude