Mixing industrial objects with classical painting, Eduardo Pola creates psychological explorations in materials as diverse as wood, watercolor, oil paint, charcoal, and gold leaf. Pola’s work mixes more than materials, melding an interest in allegory with introspective exploration of his subconscious desire to use various symbols. His subdued areas of paint on each piece of wood are often shot through with golden accents, which both embellish and offset the painted images. Textures mingle in Pola’s dynamic objects, while his organic painted forms find a match in the way the wooden pieces are manufactured, creating a careful spontaneity in each piece. His work is simultaneously personal and understandable in a traditional figurative context.
Pola’s last three years living on a farm in the woods of Tepoztlán, near Mexico City, have inspired him to re-contextualize his classical training into psychological pieces. He strives, through his art, to show that it is possible to "encounter the Within," although there is "profound disconnection prevailing in our time.” He has been showing his work in Mexico and the U.S. since 1991.