Theo Eissens, Linea Recta – From A to B; Livingstone gallery, The Hague

Writing these few lines the day after the death of Armando (1929-2018), the artist who constantly and painfully scratched remembrance’s wounds, the works by Theo Eissens (1952-2015) appear to me as typical for a post-war generation.

They knew about the remembrances of their parents, and so tried to objectify remembrance itself.

The screened photographs of certain cityscapes in Eissens’ work, whether they are in London or in Berlin, all bear the load of history.

Screen printed they become faint remembrances that crop up with the colours that in one way or another intuitively suit them.

As such the series on show presently at Livingstone Gallery becomes an amalgam of remembrance and intuition.

[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

© Villa Next Door 2018

Content of all photograph courtesy to Livingstone Gallery, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters

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