Reality may be regarded as wholly unacceptable. (At present, and as far back as we can see into the past, it takes the form of an unbroken string of cruelties. It pains, maltreats, and kills us. It is unjust, pitiless, pointless, and hopeless. We are at its mercy, and we are it.)
"Gerhard Richter: October 18, 1977" By Robert Storr
My practice explores the human condition and our capacity for atrocity, specifically terrorism. A key component to my work is the subtle narratives contained within each painting, often using reflection and text to convey a deeper meaning.
I use a number of decisive concepts to inform my practice. These include the banality of evil and Terror Management Theory. In particular the knowledge that worldviews are a means to surviving the knowledge of horror that is our own inevitable death. I believe it is this awareness of my own mortality that drives me to respond to terrorism, in order to leave something behind. For me that something is a reflection of my conscience, an expression of my moral compass, on a subject that depicts a constant of human nature.
Eve graduated from Grays Art School, Aberdeen with a First in Fine Art Painting Honours Degree, and is a full Member, and current Chair of the Armed Forces Art Society (AFAS), and was a member of the Army Art Society (AAS). Eve is also the Artist in residence for the Ballindalloch Castle.
Prize Winning Works
Grays School of Art, Aberdeen - Masters Degree Show 2017
Menier Gallery, London - AFAS Exhibitions 2017
Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow - Best of Degree Show 2016
Grays School of Art, Aberdeen - Degree Show 2016
Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh - Grays interim show 2016
Mall Galleries, London - AFAS Exhibitions 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Young Gallery, Salisbury - AAS Exhibitions 2014, 2013
Eden Court, Inverness - UHI Exhibition 2012
- Article in the Scotsman - Link below
- Article from Robert Gordon University on my practice - Link below