Finding a unique visual appeal and dialog that stems from his personal vision of the world, Eul Hurley creates narratively charged works which are based in the realm of imagination, finding the extraordinary within the everyday. He creates worlds that draw the viewer into the new perspective laid out before them, yet avoids focusing too narrowly on representation. Elements of surrealism occasionally characterize the works, contributing to the artist’s exploration of the contradictions of life. As he works in oils on canvas and linen with occasional elements of collage, Eul develops an expressive and detail-driven realism built in thick, glossy movements of paint. His mark is choppy and deliberate, sculpting his imagery across the surface with broad strokes like that of a palette knife.
Born in Boston, MA, Eul studied at the Massachusetts College of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. Now living in Los Angeles, his works have appeared in exhibits, publications, and private collections on both coasts of the United States.