Eugene Abeshaus

Eugene Abeshaus

Born in 1939 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia, Abeshaus’s palette also reflects the kitsch-stereotypes of mass culture: sharp colour contrasts, lots of gold leaf and blobs of paint with metallic lustre. However, Abeshaus’s mastery of execution prevents all those kitsch-clichés from becoming stale and banal. Abeshaus always tends to use in his works a cycle of archetypal images as well as creations of his own mythologies which reflect the spirit of the time. These are wonderfully seasoned with irony, parody and scorn.