'Exploring the veracity of a portrait or a story raises issues that I present as images that pull an oscillating focus on both artist and viewer'
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dolph van Eden graduated from UAL in 2014. His areas of interest are Visual Anthropology and the history of Central Asia. Via studies in anthropology and fine art, Dolph van Eden approaches both disciplines by employing drawing as a primary method of investigation in his practice.
See more of van Eden's work on his website.
DOLPH VAN EDEN SAYS
'Questions regarding the reliability of memory, recall, perception and interpretation form the foundation of my practice. Exploring the veracity of a portrait or a story raises issues that I present as images that pull an oscillating focus on both artist and viewer. A current series of abstract drawings map psychological responses to memory and gestures of mark making record topographical outcomes.'
The line work of van Eden's abstract drawings form confident descriptions of an unknown subject, repeated shapes create coded maps which feel both novel and familiar. Van Eden's drawings are an intriguing experiment in the physical reification of psychological interactions between artist and subject.