21 x 15 cm | 7 x 5 in
Original painting in oil pastel and watercolour.
"Oil pastel and watercolour on paper. I found a photograph of this beautiful young woman in a book about mobsters and wanted to re-imagine the classic Tretchikoff painting that now graces the walls of so many hipster cocktail bars."
Rachael Eden has a keen sense of materiality which she uses to her advantage to produce bold, multidimensional works of art. Utopian scenes and science fiction influences are prominent subjects. Lavish brush strokes and vibrant use of colour play together to create striking, sanguine dispositions. The juxtaposing of everyday imagery and extra-terrestrial promote the unusual and arresting impact of Eden’s artistic endeavour. The possibilities available in these surrealist images are incredibly gripping. The work provokes a sense of narrative whilst continuing to mystify.