John EDEN

John Eden is a prolific artist who paints and draws the everyday as well as the surrounding bushlands where he lives and works in the hills near Perth. Eden graduated from Leeds Polytechnic, BA(hons) Fine Art in 1990 and then finished his post-grad in teaching at Middlesex University. After relocating to Perth, Eden has primarily taught art and only recently moved his attention more towards his own practice.

Eden paints entirely devoid of the romantic sentimentality, demonisation or attempts at enforced naturalism that often accompany works of landscape. The act of smudging, of erasing with water, of spraying aerosols add a slurring uncertainty to the edges of Eden’s shapes and lines and evince an affinity for surface. Compositions elongate and disappear, rivulets swerve, abseil and rumple across the canvas. The marks here have valency; they are visual chords rather than notes, beset with a vividness and interiority that is entirely genuine. (Aimee Dodds, 2023)

 

WATER & TIME. KolbuszSpace, 2023 – CATALOGUE HERE

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Work

Untitled with Burnt Furniture Fragments

Untitled with Burnt Furniture Fragments

Untitled with Burnt Furniture Fragments

A$ 1,400

100 X 100CM

Untitled with Mt Dale Aluminium

Untitled with Mt Dale Aluminium

Untitled with Mt Dale Aluminium

A$ 1,400

100 X 100CM

Untitled with Garlic Skin

Untitled with Garlic Skin

Untitled with Garlic Skin

A$ 2,800

160 X 160CM

Untitled with Korung Glass

Untitled with Korung Glass

Untitled with Korung Glass

A$ 2,800

160 X 160CM

Untitled with North Bannister Abandoned Roadhouse Mop

Untitled with North Bannister Abandoned Roadhouse Mop

Untitled with North Bannister Abandoned Roadhouse Mop

A$ 2,800

160 X 160CM

Untitled with Ashendon Aluminium

Untitled with Ashendon Aluminium

Untitled with Ashendon Aluminium

A$ 2,200

146 X 146CM

11.2.24 Fruits of Arson

11.2.24 Fruits of Arson

11.2.24 Fruits of Arson

A$ 900

76 x 76CM

7.2.24 Pittura Della Casa

7.2.24 Pittura Della Casa

7.2.24 Pittura Della Casa

A$ 1,200

87 x 87CM

4.2.24

4.2.24

4.2.24

A$ 850

70 x 70CM

Plummeting Penguins

Plummeting Penguins

Plummeting Penguins

A$ 2,800

160 x 160CM

Oxicontin

Oxicontin

Oxicontin

A$ 1,900

122 x 122CM

A Design for Life

A Design for Life

A Design for Life

A$ 3,500

162 x 180cm

4 of Diamonds

4 of Diamonds

4 of Diamonds

A$ 1,200

91 x 91cm