Idealistic, not practical; abstruse; free from representational qualities. Subordinating realism to symbolic or stylistic expression of the inner experience.
Eyles is a Brisbane based artist who works predominantly in an abstract expressionist style, which involves the layering of text and free flowing line work over an informed surface. In gestural strokes, layer upon layer of charcoal, ink, pastel and paint build. The artist's original thoughts, reflections and questions begin to submerge beneath the reinvented surface. Through a process-based methodology, the end product hides the past, captures the present and stretches off the edges to a yet unseen, undiscovered future. The viewer is invited into the artist’s private conversation with the universal themes that drive his work and lie within us all.