Eoin Llewellyn was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1973 and currently works between Ireland and Berlin, Germany.

"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."

His works have received wide acclaim in Ireland and internationally and have been shortlisted for numerous prizes including The AIB and Victor Treacy awards. Llewellyn also won The Taylor Art award and the Tony O’ Malley award, among others..

In 2012, Llewellyn was nominated for the The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation by Kunstlerhaus Bethanien,Berlin.

In 2011, Llewellyn was awarded the Whyte Award for painting, and was shortlisted for the Golden Fleece Award, both in Ireland.

Llewellyn’s work has been exhibited Internationally and can be found in private and public collections throughout the world.

INTERVIEW- Eoin Llewellyn in conversation with Detlef Stein


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