530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Eponine Saint Hillier
Evolving Abstraction
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Birth   Birth
    Photographic Print in Acrylic Sandwich
    14" x 18"
    Eponine Saint Hillier

  • Bubble Girl 1   Bubble Girl 1
    Oil on Canvas
    39.5" x 29"
    Eponine Saint Hillier

  • Aller Retour   Aller Retour
    Photographic Print in Acrylic Sandwich
    19.5" x 26.5"
    Eponine Saint Hillier

  • Wild Candy   Wild Candy
    Photographic Print in Acrylic Sandwich
    23.5" x 15.5"
    Eponine Saint Hillier

  • Dana Is Swimming   Dana Is Swimming
    Photographic Print in Acrylic Sandwich
    23.5" x 15.5"
    Eponine Saint Hillier

  • Le Martyr: Apparition   Le Martyr: Apparition
    Photographic Print in Acrylic Sandwich
    30" x 15.5"
    Eponine Saint Hillier

  • Bubble Girl 2   Bubble Girl 2
    Oil on Canvas
    39.5" x 29"
    Eponine Saint Hillier


Eponine Saint Hillier

EPONINE SAINT HILLIER

Evolving Abstraction
June 10 - July 1, 2014
Reception: Thursday June 12, 2014 6-8 PM

Eponine Saint Hillier is a relentlessly innovative artist whose work stretches the boundaries of painting. Saint Hillier depicts the traditional human body, but with a clash of painting practices – splashes appear over carefully-wrought surfaces, with realistic forms sharing the same space as abstract – or with atypical media. Even her technically straightforward oil paintings are arresting for their subjects’ direct gaze and surreal, beautiful use of color. Saint Hillier’s latest series is a combination of old and new techniques she calls “living painting.” She applies paint directly to a model’s body in swirling, charged colors that heighten and embroider the planes of the human shape. Then those models are photographed against a painted background to create a trompe-l’oeil effect that plays with depth, form, and above all, reality. The images combine the artifice of aggressive, visible brushstrokes with photographic concreteness – a true mix of media.

Eponine Saint Hillier was born in France, where she lives today. She has also lived in Polynesia and exhibits her work extensively in France, Belgium, Portugal and the United States.




Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984