by: Christoph Tannert
EINLADUNG / INVITATION http://www.bethanien.de/en/    Ausstellungseröffnungen / Openings   FLYING – Eine Ausstellung über das Fliegen / An exhibition about flying CONSTANTINOS TALIOTIS –Casting Modernist Architecture   und / and   OFFENE ATELIERS / OPEN STUDIOS STIAN ÅDLANDSVIK – Katalogpräsentation / Catalogue presentation   am 8. November  2012, 19 - 22 Uhr - Schauraum Kottbusser Straße 10 / on 8 November 2012, 7...
by: Annette Schneider, Curator Theatergalerie
September 2012
  COLLISIONS ‘Oh, that is really beautiful!’— a sentence few artists wish to hear spoken by the viewer who encounters their work. Confounding, provocative, innovative, conceptual, disturbing— these are rather the adjectives that many contemporary artists strive to elicit as a response to their art. Not Eoin Llewellyn. He seeks to transform fact into beauty and that, he says, is everything. Simple, yet so difficult, because for Eoin Llewellyn one of the greatest challenges is to separate the aesthetically beautiful from the superficial....
by: Eoin Llewellyn
PAINTING For the past 3 years I have studied the palette and techniques of Diego Velázquez through the books by the Prado technical specialist Carmen Garrido. The lead white grounds applied with large knives in sweeping strokes over which evasive thin sketches are mapped out and scumbled with a mix of lead white skin, containing vermillion, ochre and varying impurities. Over this Calcite sun oil glazes are placed with both a delicate and aggressive thrust and caress of the brush. All rising to a cresendo of virtuoso aesthetics - an entity that...
by: Krina Despota
THE END OF THE NIGHT is a collection of oil paintings exploring the figure in moments of violent opposition and quite compassion. These paintings are the result of studying the palettes of Diego Velázquez, Van Dyck, Francisco de Goya and Frans Hals, among others. In reaction to the contempoary art scene Llewellyn decided to return to studying the older craft of painting and employs here a more restrained, and sensitive palette, and sparing use of paint. This appreciation for the painting skills of the 1600 -1800’s fused with the dislocation of...
by: Detlef Stein
Essay for The publication "Collisions" accompanying show in Bremen
THE SKY OVER WIESSENSEE  – A Visit With Eoin Llewellyn. Long is the journey that leads to Eoin Llewellyn. Not only on account of his studio on the outskirts of Berlin, situated in a multi-storey complex, accessible only by a series of long corridors. But also because one needs an understanding of the varied branches of the history of the painted image to gain an understanding of his work. For the Irish-born Berlin resident, a contemporary artistic approach that is not at once a profound command of craft and a deep admiration for the old...
by: Nick Despota
The title of this painting, Man Sleeping in L.A. Apartment, plays in counterpoint to its subject. We see a man lying on a carpet, eyes closed, shoes on, dressed for the street. If he is sleeping, certainly it is a disturbed sleep. Just as certainly, this is a disturbing work of art.   The man lies in an unwalled space that is neither wholly natural (note the carpet, the small buildings in the distance) nor wholly cultural (the meticulous attention to cloud formation). Lombardy poplars on the hillsides echo this hybrid status: a...