Addition to the series Green stones:
Amazonite, Beryl, Bloodstone, Chrysoberyl, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Green Agate, Green Apophyllite, Green Aventurine, Green Calcite, Green Fluorite, Green Garnet, Green Jasper, Green Kunzite, Green Quartz, Green Sapphire, Jade, Malachite, Moldavite, Peridot, Tourmaline, Unakite, Variscite, Watermelon Tourmaline.
It is April and it is a strange turbulent time, nothing is certain. Everything is different and what we do is mainly indoors. The weather is beautiful at the moment I write this, I have chosen to install my work outside because my work adapts to current events. I see the space around the work as an arena, an arcade just like the space in which an individual moves and can move freely. The arena is a negative space in which the works come together at different levels of age, thoughts and emotions over years, where the work can form itself, where it can compete for its place in space. The images represent the zeitgeist in which we live, things that are always around me or that have amazed and / or inspired me. The state of being brings my work into a whole, I will always be influenced by what reflects on the work as a constant shift in meaning, form, place and time. The color green is the primary color used in this series, it started with an investigation into the toy “slime”, bright green and super slimy. Without any fixed state,
without a possible evaluation, it is impossible to measure as a free form. My practice and my work always have a direct or sporadic connection to transformation and the snapshots between them. This series of works is about the different stages in my life as an artist and as a person, expressed in abstract form and color.
The first confrontation of a work by Lucas van Eeden will raise questions. Only upon the second evaluation the artwork reveals itself metaphorically, in the sense that the works are subjected into life within this world and in other metaphysical forms. The most important roles in his creative process are playing, alchemic methods and pseudosciences and always with a sense of humor. With an eye towards social interaction in relation to the beholder and/or the audience: the objects, constructions and setups enter into a relationship that involves the spectator, they are intertwined with each other within the space and its proximity. The anticipation of space - or the exhibition space - creates a framework within which the installations take shape. In an authentic way, Lucas van Eeden is looking for an ideal image for his art, where his intuition forms a guideline for his artistry.
For me art is less reason and more similar to religion. They share the same values in many areas. art is not a traditional religion. If art is the new religion of modern secularised people, with gallery’s, musea and all cultural places as new temples. The greatest interface between art and religion lies in metaphysics. The supernatural: elusiveness, the incomprehensible.