Painter Lucas van Eeghen has been challenging dimensions
for years. Leaves and flowers grow out of his canvasses and reach out towards
the onlooker. Nature stretches its hand out towards the human race.
Leafs and flowers seem to be natural, thanks to the mixed
techniques Lucas has developed. Yet
through composition and colours, the three dimensional painitngs are obviously man
made works of art. Lucas’ playful
approach of technique versus nature and two dimensionality versus three
dimensions is unique. However, Lucas van Eeghen’ s work is above all enticing
because the art crosses mental as well as physical borders. It is as if Lucas challenges us to redifine
borders which we ourselves drew, limiting our life’s experiences.
When one represents plants in art – the feel of passing of
time is inevitable. Leafs are the symbol for transitoriness
– the cycle of life. The limited
time leafs have in the seasonal world are in stark contrast with their resilience and indeed courage to stretch out
towards life. Here too Lucas’ work crosses a border: between temporariness and
Lucas van Eeghen received his training at the The Hague
Royal Academy but mainly studied by himself. His works have been exhibited in
the USA, UK, Italy and Monaco. He won the Rome Triénale price for his over all oeuvre.