‘Psyche-Soma’ by Florian Eymann

An exhibition at the Lawrence Alkin gallery, Soho from 12th May – 3rd June…

Debut UK exhibition by French artist, Florian Eymann.

Debut UK exhibition by French artist, Florian Eymann. [Image: ‘Red Coat’, oil/watercolour].

Inspired by the Grand Masters, Eymann’s oil/watercolours ‘feature purposeful distortions, encouraging the audience to think about the relationship between the mind and the body’.  Remnants of Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt and Francis Bacon emanate from the French artist’s portraiture.

His first UK exhibition will occur from 12th May at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, with the Private Viewing scheduled for 6pm on Thursday, 11th May.  Entitled ‘Psyche-Soma’ (‘Soma’ meaning the body as distinct from the soul, mind or body), this exhibition promises to be thought-provoking and challenging.  Themes range from the contrast between dark and light (dark tones symbolizing the human psyche, lighter tones are what we see on the surface), to their interconnectedness and hand-in-hand relationship within the individual.

The artist himself states: ‘Within society I feel there is an overall lack of emphasis on understanding the psyche and our more complex emotions.  People often shut away feelings as a defence mechanism…’ with this causing ‘bigger conflict within the body’.  His ultimate aim is that his work ‘incites emotion’.

To book your place at the Private Viewing on 11th May, contact the Lawrence Alkin gallery on 020 7240 7909.  Drinks will be served at the event courtesy of the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar at Artist Residence who are creating a Psyche-Soma cocktail especially.

 

[Credits:  www.lawrencealkingallery.com; Gallery Director Sam Rhodes; Lawrence Alkin Gallery, 42 New Compton Street, London, WC2H 8DA, Mon – Sat 11am – 7pm].

 

 

 

 

 

 

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