Don Eddy, oil on canvas, 1971
This American artist is one of the founders of photorealism, a postmodern neutral reality representation that follows the pop art. Photos, from different angles of the same setup of objects, constituted the base of his work. In doing so, the artist gave a different perception by deepening what no one else perceives at first sight. Don Eddy is passionate about the reflection in windows, body work, chrome,… depicting the distortion of reality within his new photorealism.
In the 1970s, cars were a coveted subject for his paintings. His favourite, the spherical Volkswagen, offered many shiny parts with numerous reflections. Don Eddy draws the attention of the art lover to these details and what the naked eye would not notice. He once described himself as an ‘obsessive-compulsive precision expert’.
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