Headless Artist

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Oil on Canvas

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

February 07, 2022

Eloy’s "Headless Artist" is defined by a controlled chaos; an ability to indulge in near complete abstraction without falling victim to incoherency. Loose suggestions of geometric forms (triangles, squares, and circles) dot the canvas but do not appear too hard edged to clash with the gestural applications of paint dominating the composition. Like any accomplished abstract painter—particularly those informed by Abstract Expressionism—Eloy finds balance in chaos, restraint in excess, and harmony of color. The thick impasto of the white and black intrusions pulls the viewer into the canvas and declares the composition's presence in any room it finds itself in. Had I not seen the painting, the proliferation of black acrylic (perhaps it’s oil, my eye is too untrained to be sure from a photo) would seem overwhelming, but the way they break the lighter palette surrounding them is not only pleasing to the eye but necessary for the aesthetic health of the composition.

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Abstract Expressionism, Abstract
Painting - Unframed
Acrylic, Oil, Canvas
18.00 inches wide
24.00 inches tall
1.00 inches deep
1.50 lbs
Bronx, NY, US