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||”Rhyme of Finite Sparks”|| (22nd of April, 2014)

 

Peace is harsh; its calmth left to undo all previous violence. It requires courage to rebuild, but where could you possibly start? It’s these unlikely tiny acts, whispers of new promises that stand resolute amidst the waves of time. No act can relinquish what has been done, only new moments can be born to become the new future past. We breathe life into silent stills and hope language does not change quite as much during our time. No redefining what we have come to regard as sacred as 24 increments make the universe dance in turn with silence.

 

These unnerving pieces of time, leaving endless possibility in its wake, none but real chance of fortune after all the swords have been thrown into void. We look for beauty at the hue of dawn; we’re letting you know the light of hope still exists.

We need only decide. 

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About

Imaginative Realism

"Edoardo Hong Koey Durdin is a passionate and ambitious talent. In a surrealistic, dramatic and sometimes confronting manner he takes you on a journey through his own perspective on reality."

The Artist

Edoardo Durdin (1988), Imaginitve Realism.

 

Growing up in Rome, Edoardo experienced his passion for classical tradition at an early age. This fascination and a sense of home, led him back to Italy (Florence) in his late teens to enjoy classical drawing and painting techniques and was later on greatly influenced by Russian Master Alexey Steele. 

 

In his work he acquires a soul redeeming quality that shows harder, but also more vulnerable truths. The stories he tells explore interpersonal processes, in search of the unseen to push towards greater allegorical compositions. Enriched with narrative symbols his paintings carry a hidden message which spark the viewer to look for the meaning beyond the visual language.

 

He exhibited his first solo show at the age of 19 and has been exhibiting his work professionally across Europe ever since. As of late, Durdin has been focussing on creating series with a more singular and stronger narrative within two collections at the same time. He is currently working on both a portraiture series called the "Rhyme of Finite Sparks" inspired by the work of Samuel L. Coleridge, and the "Atlantic Nonet" with a greater sense of the imaginitive, based on his own stories on the ocean floor.

 

Earlier this year, he spoke on "the Voice on Contemporary Realism" at The Representational Art Conference 2014 in Ventura, California.

Upcoming Events

 

Past Exhibitions

 

Temporary Art Centre 10 jaar

TAC Eindhoven is celebrating it's 10th birthday with an exhibition showing works of current and former residents. One of my newest portraits is shown during this festivity, doors are open to the public every friday and saturday from 13:00 - 21:00, from the 3rd till 17th of May. 

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The Representational Art Conference 2014

"Envisioning the voice of representational Art"
I am honored to have been invited to speak at TRAC2014 about the modern day allegories. My talk will be on the 3rd of March in Crowne Plaza hotel in Ventura, California. For more information go to TRAC2014

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September 2011
Starting saturday 17 September I will display my newest work on silk in the Fine Art Centre in Milano, Italy. My work will be part of the exhibition Everything Flows. Besides me there will be at least 40 other artists from all continents in the world. So if you happen to be in the neighborhood you should definitely come visit!

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June 2011
On June fifth a little collection of my work is shown on the Kunst + Kulturtag in the castle in Wassenberg, Germany. Its a very interesting Artfestival filled with works from a lot of different artists. Dont miss out!

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June 2011
On the 28th of May the official opening of the exposition Young meets Old will occur. It is an art gathering with works of three other artists. At this exposition I will debute new softpastel works as well as some fresh oil paintings. You are free to visit in the weekends from 13:30 untill 17:00pm at Valkenswaard.

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November 2010

From the 27th of November 2010 till the 22nd of 2011, some of my works will be displayed in the Kempenhof at Valkenswaard. These works have not yet been seen before. The exposition contains works of 37 international artists from all parts of the world. Feel free to walk in!

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March 2010
On the 1st of March the brand new Flexx_n Dance Academy opened it\'s doors, where my newest piece is on display. The result is a panoramic view of their philosphy towards dance on a 21m2 mural within their central entrance.

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June 2009

From the 9th of may until the 7th of June 2009 a selection of my work will be shown at the Peter ten Braken Centrum at Sterksel. Visitors are welcome on friday from 15:00 to 17:00 hours, on saturday and sunday from 14:00 to 17:00 o clock. Free entrance, and I will be there on sundays to accompany my work and to answer some questions, see you soon.

Painting Sessions

Figure Painting Sessions

Na een succesvolle reeks Drawing Sessions hervatten wij nu ook de twee wekelijkse schildersessies op zaterdagmiddag, waarbij instructie en uitleg verleend wordt op bepaalde focuspunten, waaronder: proportie, tonaliteit, volume en kleurbeheersing in olieverf.

Beginners en gevorderden zijn welkom bij deze schildersessies waarin de nadruk ligt op het bestuderen van het vrouwelijk-liggend figuur. De vrouwelijke vorm beschikt over een nadrukkelijke vlakverdeling en biedt als zodanig de ideale oefening in het schilderen. Wekelijks zorgen wij voor wisselende modellen om zo steeds een unieke studiegelegenheid te creëren. Deze sessies zijn geheel vrijblijvend en hebben per cursist een vorderende uitleg, wat individuele vordering mogelijk maakt per participatie. Meld je graag even aan via info[@]edurdin.com wegens een gelimiteerd aantal plaatsen(6). De gesuggesteerde materiaallijst wordt u toegestuurd bij aanmelding.

De schildersessies vinden iedere zaterdag plaats in Atelier 54A en is te bereiken via INGANG-C aan de Gagelstraat 1 – Temporary Art Centre, Eindhoven en gaan van start op 28 November van 11:00-15:00, deuren zijn geopend vanaf 10:45.  Voor een 35 euro is deelname al mogelijk.

-Beginners-        Ook een eerste verkenning in het werken met olieverf is zeker mogelijk. Mocht dit nou de eerste ervaring zijn: dan bieden wij het basismateriaal om mee van start te gaan, zoals papier, verf en een ezel. Voor verdere vragen verwijzen wij u graag naar het onderstaand emailadres.  

(P.S.: Mensen die al eens mee hebben gedaan aan de Drawing Sessions krijgen eenmalig een introductiekorting van 15%!)

 

Praktische informatie:A5-Figure.Painting.Sessions


Op zaterdagen van 11:00 tot 15:00
Voorlopige data: 20 Februari, 5 & 19 Maart, 2 April
Deuren openen om 10:45 
Kosten: 35 euro
Gelimiteerd aantal plaatsen(6)
U ontvangt een materiaallijst bij reservering via info(@)Edurdin.com
Materiaal voor beginners inbegrepen
Instructor: Edoardo Durdin
If necessary instructions will be given in both English & Dutch.

|Models Wanted|

 

 

Eventuele vragen kunnen gemaild worden naar: info [@] edurdin . com
Graag tot ziens op deze bijzondere gelegenheid!

 
 
 
 

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MODELS WANTED: Altijd op zoek naar nieuwe gezichten. Neem contact met ons op!

Drawing Sessions

Drawing Sessions

[NL] Met uitzonderlijk genoegen willen wij u verwelkomen voor een derde serie thematische tekenavonden met naaktfiguren. 

Als antwoord op een veelal ontbrekend gegeven in het publieke curriculum organiseren wij om de week op dinsdagavond de gelegenheid het naakte figuur te bestuderen. Aan de hand van narratieve thema’s zoals: een boogschutter, de personificatie van een mythisch karakter of een anatomisch hoofdstuk zetten wij de figuren uiteen om zodanig een unieke tot de verbeelding sprekende studiemogelijkheid te creëren met een klassieke benadering.

Wij ontvangen belangstellenden graag om de week op dinsdagavond vanaf 17 November, bij het Temporary Art Centre aan de Vonderweg, te Eindhoven. De deuren zijn geopend vanaf 19:15 uur voor de nodige voorbereiding en beschrijving van het thema, waarna de sessie zal starten van 19:30 – 21:30 uur. Voor een kleine 10 euro is participatie al mogelijk.

 

Praktische informatie:

Op dinsdagen van 19:30 - 21:30
Voorlopige data:  9 & 23 Februari, 1 & 22 Maart
Deuren openen om 19:15
Geheel vrijblijvend, geen lessen.
Kosten: €10 euro per avond.
Houtskool en papier inbegrepen, mocht u zelf niet in de gelegenheid zijn materiaal mee te nemen.
Neem gerust materiaal mee naar eigen voorkeur.
Voor het reserveren van een ezel, email naar info [@] edurdin.com (8 beschikbaar)
Aanmelden mag via email, maar is niet vereist – de avond is geheel vrijblijvend.
Host: Edoardo Durdin
If necessary instructions will be given in both English & Dutch.

 

 Eventuele vragen kunnen gemaild worden naar: info [@] edurdin . com
Graag tot ziens op deze bijzondere gelegenheid!

 

 

What they say

My name is Nouri and I am currently studying 3D visual arts. As a 3D artist I also have a love for other styles like oil painting. I never painted before so I was excited and scared at the same time. But looking back I see there was no need to be scared and I was really glad with the endresult. The clear explaination and balance of the course got me where I am today. The balance between teaching the whole group, and the personal feedback I got was exactly right. Having been to multiple art schools, I can say Edoardo is one of the best art teachers I've had so far. He really cared about the students and tried to help them as much as he could. If you are interested in oil painting or art in general, I would definitely recommend this course.

– by Nouri

Thank you Edo, your workshop was a great experience! Thanks for your patience when teaching me how to work with measuring tools and sharing your knowledge and skills. I learned so many new things like how to mix my own colour scheme, awesome. It was very inspiring and useful, good stuff!

– by Petra

Contact

Contact

For all questions and information regarding available art, pricing and inquiries please contact: info [@] edurdin. com