Alexander Eulert Artist Statement and Biography

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Alex Eulert‘s paintings are abstract propositions of worlds where divergent forces coalesce into harmonious aesthetic interaction. He draws his inspiration from a life long fascination with man as an integral part of nature, his manipulation of it and nature’s process of reclaiming human creations with the passage of Time. Eulert’s works reflect his interest in ancient civilizations and, at the same time, express the juxtaposition between the modern and progressive and the classical and timeless.
Process oriented and expressionistically inclined, Eulert skillfully explores the confluence between geology and archaeology, denoting a benevolent interplay between the natural and the man made.
 
Delicate and dynamic string lines of paint buzz and trickle around often-bold bands of color, evoking rhythmical compositions, emotional states and natural phenomena. The cubical forms are suggestive of monoliths, pueblos, golden-­‐green fields, unearthed inlaid armor from a Homeric poem—or, at times, technology and urban constructs.
 
A native of the Southern California back country, Eulert developed a profound connection with the desert and the life-giving force of the stream that ran through his childhood land. The topography of the place, with its boulder outcroppings, multi‐layered cliffs and rugged hilltops strongly influenced his aesthetics.
 
Eulert pursued his formal art education in the United Kingdom. He received a Foundation in Graphics and Illustration from Cambridge Arts and Sciences–where he was awarded the highest level of Distinction—and then moved to London to complete a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Metalwork at Camberwell
College of Arts, University of the Arts London (formerly The London Institute). The five years in England cemented Eulert’s love of age-old structures and highlighted aspects of human contribution to and relationship with natural environments.
 
Back in San Diego County, Eulert was juried into several group exhibitions at various local venues, such as the San Diego Museum of the Living Artist; La Jolla Art
Association; The Front Porch Gallery; Fallbrook Art Center and The Escondido Municipal Gallery.
The wildfires of 2007 had a significant impact in Eulert’s life and creative process: they swept away his home and studio, and, while rebuilding his own residence, his creative focus shifted toward architecture and landscape design.
His interest in man’s interaction with nature intensified as he experienced first hand the abrupt dissolution of years of creative efforts, and took an active role in reconstructing his space while adapting to nature’s demands and challenges.
Since moving to Santa Fe in 2012, Eulert has unearthed a passion for painting and has developed a unique language in acrylics. His background in sculpture and metal work—as well as his immersion in design– comes through in his latest collection, laden with textures and forms that draw viewers closer and allure the exploratory observer.

PERSONAL

   

  • § Born 1980. San Diego, CA
  • § Lived and studied for 5 years in the United Kingdom (2000-2005)
  • § Lived and worked in Ramona, CA (2005-2012)
  • § Wildfires destroyed home and studio (2007)
  • § Currently lives and works in Lamy, NM

Education/ experience

  2014                Studio artist, Lamy, NM                       Working in acrylic paint and metal leaf 2012-2014       Studio artist, Santa Fe, NM

                       Working in acrylic paint and metal leaf   

 

2007-2012     Lead designer and creative consultant for new residential construction and various remodeling projects in San Diego county, CA

 

2007-2010      Landscape designer. San Diego, CA

 

2005-2007      Studio artist, Ramona, CA

                      Emphasis on sculpture and mixed media works

 

2005              BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Metalwork

                     Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London (formerly The London Institute). London, UK

 

2001             Foundation in Graphics and Illustration

                     Cambridge Arts and Sciences. Cambridge, UK

 

1997-2000     Stage Design and Graphic Design coursework

                      San Diego City College. San Diego, CA

 

1996             Life Drawing and sculpture workshops

                      La Jolla Athenaeum. La Jolla, CA.

 

 

 

selected exhibitions

  Upcoming:

Oct 2015        ‘Wide Bay High Desert II’ (invitational). Joint project between Unsettled Gallery in Las Cruces, NM and Bundaberg Regional Gallery in Queensland, Australia.

Sep 2015             Solo show (title to be announced). Matrix Fine Art, NM

May 2015            ‘Affordable Art Fair’. Hong Kong

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Mar 2015            ‘Affordable Art Fair’. New York, NY

Jan-Feb 2015      ‘Azul Agua Azul Cielo’ Holz Galeria, Bs As, Arg.

January 2015       ‘New’ Works by Matrix Artists. Matrix Fine Art, NM

Nov 20-24 2014  ‘Affordable Art Fair’. Singapore. 

April 2014         ‘Skin Deep’ (Two person show). Matrix Fine Art, NM.April 2-6 2014   ‘Affordable Art Fair’. New York, NY.

Mar 2007          ‘All’s Fair in Art’ juried show

                         Fallbrook Art Center. Fallbrook, CA

 

Mar 2007         ‘Local Color XII’ juried exhibition

                        Escondido Municipal gallery. Escondido, CA

Jan-Mar 2007  ‘Seeing through Light’ (juried)

                        Front Porch Gallery. Carlsbad, CA

Jan-Feb 2007   ‘For Art Lovers’ juried exhibition

                        La Jolla Village Gallery. La Jolla, CA

Jan-Feb 2007   ‘One Foot Show’ (juried)

                        San Diego Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, CA

Oct-Nov 2006  ‘Tall & Thin’ Juried exhibition

                         Escondido Municipal gallery. Escondido, CA

Sep-Oct 2006   Southern California Regional Juried Show

                         San Diego Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, CA

June 2005         Metalwork exhibition, ‘Nine Nests’

                         Camberwell College of the Arts, London, UK

                        

 

 

 
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