On May 12th, Lawrence Alkin Gallery will be opening the first London solo show by Florian Eymann featuring 23 original artworks in oil, watercolor and charcoal on paper, and canvas. Psyche-Soma is titled after the brain’s mechanism that is allows thought processing and links within our psyche, and will include an all new body of work created exclusively for this showcase.
Eymann has built his reputation on alluring portraiture inspired by the masters, full of purposeful distortions and expressive sections of intense brush strokes and areas of thick impasto. Through such an approach, the French artist wants to encourage the viewer to think about the relationship between the mind and the body, reach inside ourselves to fill in the gaps in order to create a piece as a whole. By juxtaposing the visible and recognizable light sections, against dark sections that are hide certain features, Eymann portrays both the physical characteristics and the human psyche.