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In October, Arlington Museum of Art will debut “LJ Eidolon: Dreams, Allegory, and Gestalt,” a modern surrealist art exhibition by LJ Eidolon.
The Charleston, South Carolina-based artist has a love for context, color, art history and the surreal, and she brings a background of 20 years in oil painting, collage and assemblage to her recent works, which represent a continuation of these techniques in a digital realm.
In an interview with the AMA, Eidolon described how she has evolved as an artist.
“It began with oil paint and assemblage,” she says. “I have always had an urge to draw connections between separate things with the purpose of creating something new conceptually. For many years, each oil painting started out as a crude photoshop mockup. Only in the last few years has painting taken a more minor role. Much of the current work contains painted and gold leafed elements with a good bit of physical fabrication – but the birth of the concept still begins digitally, although in a more refined manner this time around.
“This flavor of surrealism is mainly born from the mixing of various time periods, and is a reflection of the present times we live in. In the age of the Internet, past and present exist simultaneously in a fascinating way. Much of my work stems from that inspiration; with art history, color, context, and scale being the rest of the equation.”
The exhibition will run from Oct. 22-Feb. 12.