Michael Eudy
Using the Pop Art tradition as a point of departure, these paintings are appropriated images drawn from a variety of sources: popular ones such as album covers, magazine editorials, coloring books, etc., personal ones drawn from intimate origins like my own childhood sketchbooks, and lastly from more highbrow places like the history of painting. Rather than representing these images with absolute verisimilitude, I paint them in a manner that privileges the touch of the artist’s hand, a touch ranging from the hard and mechanical to the gestural and awkward. The color, usually rendered in matte acrylic, is saturated and unnatural, contradicting its rich painterliness. The resultant paintings are sometimes elegant but at other times downright schmalzy.
What they investigate is the origin and nature of a work of art. Through reproduction and re-presentation they question whether or not an image deserves to be given a second glance, to survive, and most importantly to be painted. Inside this question rests an even deeper one; how a found image finds itself injected into the space of a painting or inversely how a master painting finds itself reproduced in the public’s consciousness as something altogether different than a work of art.


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Michael Eudy lots to do Acrylic and Urethane on Canvas
Lots To Do
2004
Acrylic and Urethane on Canvas
60" x 84"

Michael Eudy lots to do Acrylic on Canvas
Floral Arrangement Printed on Gift Bag, Purchased at 99 Cent Store
2005
Acrylic on Canvas
60" x 84"
Michael Eudy lots to do Acrylic on Canvas
Untitled (Wallpaper Magazine)
2005
Acrylic on Canvas
60" x 84"
Michael Eudy lots to do Acrylic on Canvas
Leaflet ("God's Light Has Come", From Evangelist on Subway)
2005
Acrylic on Canvas
60" x 84"
Michael Eudy lots to do Acrylic on Canvas
Portrait of Grandma, 57 Yrs. Old - Copied Signature, On Grand Daddy's Stationery
2005
Acrylic on Canvas
60" x 84"
Michael Eudy lots to do Acrylic on Canvas
Painting By Grand Mary, Mirror Image, Circa 1978
2005
Acrylic on Canvas
60" x 84"
Michael Eudy lots to do Acrylic on Canvas
Untitled (Vince Guaraldi "in person")
2005
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
Michael Eudy lots to do Acrylic on Canvas
Still Life (Book Checked Out from Tyler Library)
2005
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
Michael Eudy lots to do Acrylic on Canvas
Untitled (Bob Ross)
2005
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
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