eoin llewellyn

eoin llewellyn

Wicklow, Ireland

About eoin llewellyn

In the images Llewellyn works with he combines painting's history and techniques with images from the 1900s to the present day.
These images and painting techniques, influenced by Titian to Bacon, are overlapped with each other to create a rich multi-layered experience.
This creates a precarious balance between the past and the present leaving the audience with a sense of dislocation from a definite time and place. Man Sleeping in LA Apartment (2011) is a direct conversation with Jusepe de Ribera's Jacob Dream (1639). He is also interested in painting the misfit in society and the private personal moments that painting's light is not normally shone on, for example
The Patient (2010) and Father and Son (2011).
His work is primarily a dialogue with the history of painting itself and in particular the figure. It does not recognise one period in painting over another. Rather, it is inspired by consistency in quality and the discovery of successful new realities in paint.


Llewellyn's work has been exhibited throughout Ireland, England and Germany and is found in both private and public collections throughout the world.
To see images and reviews, or to read more about Llewellyn's work in his own words,
go to www.llewellyn.ie
Eoin Llewelyn is also the director of berlin art class where he teaches art techniques studying from artist of the past 500 years. See www.berlinartclass.com

Education

D.I.T. College of Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland.
(Graduated 1998)

Events

Detroit art show September 2015
Berlin Art week May 2015
New Berlin Painters large show Berlin October 2013 Kunst Forum

Exhibitions

2013-14 Dec-Jan "Neither here nor there", Galway Arts Centre, Ireland, curated by Enda O Donoghue and Jane Hughes
2013 Oct, New Berlin Painters, Kunst Forum, Berlin.
2013 April "Neither here nor there", Grimmmuseum, Berlin, curated by Enda O Donoghue and Jane Hughes
2013 May, Desert Tavern, Berlin, Curated by Malte Hagen Olbertz
2012 FRAGILE WELTEN / FRAGILE WORLDS ' Curator Uwe Goldenstein, In connection with BSA- Berlin Selected Artists, is touring an exhibition of painters to 4 galleries throughout Denmark from June to November 2012.
2012 FLYING - Bethanien Berlin-Christoph Tannert (www.bethanien.de)

2012 April, ‘Berlin. Status (1)’, - title of book by Sven Druhl (guest editor to Art Forum International) and Christoph Tannert (Art Historian and Director of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien).

2012 March-May, Gallery Pan Oslo group show of international figurative painters, Gielo and Stavanger, Norway
2012 January Gallery Kent Wolfsen / BSA - Uwe Goldenstein, Art Herning- International art fair, Denmark
2012 Jan "Positions" GaiaProjects, Wandesford Quay Gallery , Cork- curator Dermot Browne.
2012 Jan, Staatsgalerie, Prenzlauerberg, Berlin Germany2011 Royal Hibernian Academy ,Dublin, Ireland

2011 Dec– Jan Collisions II, Klonaris Fine Art, Palma De Mallorca, Spain, Curator: Theofilos Klonaris
2011 Sept – Nov Collisions, Theatergalerie, Theater am Goetheplatz, Bremen, Curator: Annette Schneider
2010 Oct – Nov The End of The Night, Staatsgalerie, Prenzlauer Berg & Das Visier, Berlin
2009 Sept – Nov L’Absinthe Drinker, 20 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin
2007 Nov – Dec 10 Years of Work, The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, Dublin
2007 Sept – Oct New Works, Alternative Entertainments Gallery, Dublin
2007 June – July The Light of Dusk – Guantánamo, Temple Bar, Dublin
2002 Sept – Oct What Happened To Your Beauty, Cross Gallery, Dublin
2000 Sept – Oct Stream, Cross Gallery, Dublin
1999 Nov – Dec The Calming of Failure, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
1998 May – June Nobody Has Ever Died, Portland Row, Dublin


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 October - New Berlin Painters Kunstforum Berlin Germany
2013 May - Desert Tavern Prenzlauer Promenade 149/152 Berlin Germany

2013 April Contemporary Irish Art: Neither here nor There- The Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
2013 January "Der danknare Kuhlschrank sinnt auf einen leichten Korper" - Staatsgalerie Prenzlauerberg -Berlin - Germany
2012 December "Glorious" Bremen,Germany BSA art show
2012 November ‘Flying‘ – 2 und 50 Publication and touring international show curated by Christoph Tannert, , Berlin
2012 June Dec ‘Fragile Welten/ Fragile Worlds’, Touring show to 4 venues - BSA - Uwe Goldenstein, Galleries in Denmark. These venues include Haderslev Kunstforening DK, Thisted, Kunstforeningen Det Ny Kastet DK and Kalundborg Kunstforening DK
2012 April ‘Berlin. Status (1)’, - Publication and exhibition curated and written by Sven Druhl (Art Forum International) and Christoph Tannert (Art Historian and Director of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien).
2012 March 2012 March-May, Gallery Pan Oslo group show of international figurative painters, Gielo and Stavanger, Norway
2012 January Gallery Kent Wolfsen & BSA - Uwe Goldenstein ,Art Herning- International art fair, Denmark.
2012 January Gallery PanOslo Group show of International figurative painters, Norway
2012 January “Positions” Gaia Projects in Wandesford Quay Gallery Cork ,Ireland Curator- Dermot Browne
2012 January Group show, Staatsgalerie, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
2011 May Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2010 November Genre, Kuntsraum 27, Berlin
Featuring work from: Sabrina Jung, Eoin Llewellyn, Enda O`Donoghue & Korvin Reich
2010 November Offenes Atelier Berlin, ECC, Berlin
2009 November Offenes Ateliers Berlin, ECC, Berlin
2009 November A Selection of Drawings, American Boy Called Prozac, Dublin
2009 April Expressions and Revelations, Menier Gallery, London
2009 April Lost Model Series, 3 Bedfordbury, Covent Gardens, London
2009 March Vision, Creative Studio Berlin
2009 February T.A.O.M.A.C, Gallery 33, Berlin
2008 November Art Fair Edinburgh
2008 July Guantánamo series, Islam Expo, The Olympia, London
2008 May Guantánamo series, Art Fair Paris
2008 February Guantánamo series, Art Fair London