Today we’d like to introduce you to Eveline Luppi.
Eveline, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
In the late 80’s I walked into the Arts Students league, a block from my apartment to see if I could paint. It turned out walking though that doorway would change my life forever. There I painted with some of the best well known American abstract painters, William Scharf, Knox Martin, Larry Poons and Ronnie Landfield. I worked alongside artists from every part of the world becoming lifelong friends to many. I then exhibited in NYC and New England and eventually became a gallery owner representing artists I had met at the Arts Student League, artists working in NY from Europe, and Rhode Island artists from RISD.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a geometric hard edge abstract painter. The work is influenced from 1910 Russian Constructivism and Dutch Neoplasticism. Inspired by the works of Russian artist like Malevich and Lissitzky and the Dutch painter Mondrian.
The colorful works or black and whites are completed in series and tied to a universal content and makes use of symbols. Color for me is about balance. The work can relate a childhood memory and universal themes including, travel, music, nature, architecture. Currently I am exploring painting optical art that is florescent. I am also newly creating collages.
My work is often done at the easel or large paintings are done on a wall. I work mainly on canvas, however also enjoy doing works on paper. I make use of long handled brushes, acrylic and now florescent paints. My canvas is my worksheet, where I place paint, move and remove, structure and restructure in the constructivist methods. Constructing and deconstructing until a painting is done. My method is often drawn from ways the masters painted with geometry within the painting. In this way forms are systematically placed and revealed on the canvas. I sometimes work more out of the box, ignoring these methods in an experimental way.
The message is experience and take something away that adds to your well-being. Whatever that may be. And when you look again take it to another level. The work is timeless and will live on. The message is to engage in history, experience life.
The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
Doing art is never about making money. An alternate job is often necessary to support an artist’s journey.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Currently my work is exhibited at the Providence Art Club, Providence, RI. New paintings will be presented in a two-person show titled the Ultraviolet Show, February- March 2019 at the Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, Dodge House Gallery. I invite people to view my website for works and history, attend my exhibitions and openings and like and friend me on Facebook and Instagram. I welcome all inquiries through my website email address.
My website: www.evelineluppi.com
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