Ewan David Eason

Location: Hackney Wick
Website: www.ewandavideason.com
Bio:

Since 2010 London based artist Ewan David Eason has created abstract images from reality, drawing particular inspiration from organic and man-made patterns created in cartography. By gilding with precious metals or using complimentary colours he aims to focus the viewer on the sacredness and diversity of our living landscapes. High levels of accuracy and dedication are used in the construction of the artworks, emphasising their status as a method of art-as-documentation.

Whilst looking into various historical maps Eason discovered Charles Booth’s Descriptive Map of London Poverty from 1889. Booth set out to define levels of poverty and wealth in London, house by house using a colour coded system. Examples of these colours included Black defining Lowest class; Red defining Middle class and Yellow defining the Upper class. Continuing on the theme of creating abstract images from reality, Eason discovered the defined colours became an abstract image in themselves. By removing the colours and replacing them with one colour; Gold, he drew on the egalitarian nature of the city. Since this first London artwork, the city where he is based, he has used present day and historical maps of significant cities and redefined the buildings in gold. The context of these works also represent a snapshot of our ever-changing landscape that could potentially be completely re-written in as little as a decade.

Eason's artwork has been well received in a number of prestigious institutions including The Barbican, Christies, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition as well as a solo exhibition at 45 Park Lane in London. His artwork was also featured in the BBC’s The Night Manager. He continues to exhibit at International Art Fairs.

Exhibitions:

2019
Forthcoming: LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Centre, Presented by Art Unified (23 - 27 January)
London Art Fair, London Business Design Centre, Presented by TAG Fine Art

2018
Scope Miami Beach, Presented by Art Unified
SOFA Expo, Chicago, Presented by Art Unified
Art Aspen, Presented by Art Unified
London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, Presented by TAG Fine Art
Scope New York, Presented by Art Unified
Palm Beach; Jewellery, Art and Antique Show, Presented by Art Unified

2017
Mappa Mundi, Solo Show at 45 Park Lane, London, Presented by Ackerman Studio's (3 October - 26 November)
America's Cup, Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, Presented by TAG Fine Art (April - June 2017)
SOFA Chicago, Presented by Art Unified (2 - 5 November)
Scope Miami Beach, Presented by Art Unified (5 - 10 December)
Start Saatchi Gallery, London, Presented by Art Unified (14 - 17 September)
Mapping Inspirations, Exhibiting Alongside Hereford Cathedral's 13th Century Mappa Mundi (10 April - 15 July)
Art Market, Hamptons, Presented by Art Unified (6 - 9 July)
Scope Basel, Switzerland, Presented by Art Unified (13 - 18 June)
Art! Vancouver, Presented by Art Unified (25 - 28 May)
Editioned Artworks, Store Street Gallery, London (20 April - 20 May)
London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Art, London, Presented by TAG Fine Art (4 - 7 May)
Art Market, San Francisco, Presented by Art Unified
London Art Fair, Presented by TAG Fine Art, London Business Design Centre
Scope New York, Presented by Art Unified

2016
Small is Beautiful, Flowers, Cork Street, London
The Launch of Albert Estate, Manchester
Group Show, Albert Place, Presented by Store Street Gallery
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
Scope Basel, Presented by Art Unified
Down Your Street, Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge
London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Presented by TAG Fine Art
Cutting Edge, Store Street Gallery, London
London Art Fair, Presented by TAG Fine Art, London Business Design Centre
You Are Here, Store Street Gallery, London
LA Art Show, Presented by Art Unified

2015
Scope Miami, Presented by Art Unified
Group Show, London City Airport, Presented by Artelier Art Consultants
Scope Basel, Presented by Art Unified
Dwell on Design, Presented by Art Unified, Los Angeles
London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Art, Presented by TAG Fine Art, London
Scope New York, Presented by Art Unified, New York

2014
LA Art Show, Presented by Art Unified, Los Angeles
Group Show, Well Hung Gallery, London
Fourteen, Art Bermondsey, London, Presented by SMC
Group Show, Presented by We Built This City, London
Scope Miami Beach, Presented by Art Unified
Mappa Mundi, Kahaila, Stratford, London
Group Show, Belgraves Hotel, Presented by A Space For Art
Illuminating the Future, In conjunction with Christies, London & The Old Vic, London
KIAD Alumni Exhibition, George Rodger Gallery, Maidstone
Group Show, Home House, Presented by A Space For Art
Group Show, Albert Place, Presented by Store Street Gallery
Group Show, Intelligensia, Silverlake, Los Angeles, Presented by Art Unified
Group Show, West Elm, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Presented by Art Unified

2013
No Particular Order, Resort Studio’s, Margate
Small is Beautiful XXXI, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue, Flowers Gallery, London
BFAMI Auction Exhibition, The Camden Roundhouse, Presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
BFAMI Auction Exhibition, Christies, London, Presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Fractal Reactors, Kahaila, London
Art Southampton, The Hamptons, USA, Presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
ArtMRKT, San Francisco, Presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
London Art Fair, London, Presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Art Wynwood, Miami, Presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
2012
Art Miami, FL, Presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Multiplied Art Fair, London, Presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Boat Magazine Launch, Hospital Club, London
Creative Cities Collection, Olympic Museum, Beijing
Creative Cities Collection, The Barbican Centre, London
Mappa Mundi Publicis, London
More Than Gold, St Margarets, Westminster
Young Masters Fundraising Auction, Rupert Cavendish, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

2011
Boundaries & Borders, St Mary’s Space, London
Celestial Architecture, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Parliament Square, London

2010
Ellipses…What’s Unsaid, Red Gate Gallery, London