Juliet Eardley

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Juliet EardleyJuliet Eardley

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Statement

All of my work is to do with the human form and starts with a drawing from life. Essentially the male and femaie bodies in my drawings and paintings represent the human race rather than individuals, if I give them names their names suggest types or characteristics rather than the real names of people. I often use the names Adam and Eve for obvious symbolic reasons.

Bodies are the vessel of the human spirt. Mostly I try to illustrate beauty symbolising the truth of an inner soul. 

The Drawings: The intention is to express our human energy, either strong or passive depending on the model's poise. White paper is sometimes blank space, my models are balanced in nothing which paradoxically can become everything. My line work is very much influenced by traditional Chinese painting and the purity of brush stroke.

Colour Works: These are paintings developed from the drawings. Here the white space is filled to become atmosphere or complexity. As ever the poise is the starting point and determines whether the finished work is a statement of determination or often a reflection about the world we live in.

Biography

BornKolkata (Calcutta), India.
1967Arrived in UK as a child.
1982Left UK for L.A., USA after completing education including O's, A's, Art Foundation Course and BA Hons Degree in Interior Design from De Monfort University.
1982-1984Freelanced in various design disciplines before founding MINX Graphic Design also pursued Fine Art career.
1984-1986Arrived in The Philippines, lived on tropical island and Manila City. Set up design department for leading textile mill and pursued Fine Art career.
1986-1992Lived in Hong Kong, pursued Fine Art career and Interior Design career.
1992-PresentReturned to London, continuing Fine Art and Interior Design careers.

The focus of the work is representing the human form in fluid, bold drawings or strong emotive paintings. Juliet's work is influenced by her traveling years. First in L.A. it was the diversity of art and fusion of colour that inspired. In the Philippines Juliet admired local artists freedom of expression and often by necessity, their multi media approach. In Hong Kong Juliet was influenced by the simplicity and purity of Chinese brush work. These influences come together in Juliet's body of work: they are reflected in abstract backgrounds, landscapes of colour and also the strongly figurative drawings sometimes powerful statements or else cosseting feelings of passive inner calm.

Exhibition History

PhilippinesJoint Exhibition - Bagiou Arts Guild, Bagiou
PhilippinesJoint Exhibition - The Sheraton Hotel, Manila
Hong KongSeasons Gallery
Hong KongGalleria d'Art
Hong KongPokfulam- Private Exhibition
1999Bar Room Bar, Hampstead, London
1999Bar Room Bar, Kennington, London
1999Bar Room Bar, Battersea, London
2003Tricycle Gallery, Kilburn, London
2005Clifton Interiors, Primrose Hill, London
2006The Dental Practise, The City, London
CommissionsWall murals for Monks Health Club, Machynys, Wales
CollaborationsWallpaper Design manufactured by Cole & Son, UK
2008Untitled Art Fair, London, UK
2009i2 Art Gallery, Saffron Walden, UK