Over the last few years, artist Eoin has emerged onto the street art scene creating some mesmerizing paintings of huge, glistening eyes. He loves finding decayed, forgotten areas to paint his fantastic works. Originally a fine artist, he decided to make the leap from indoors to outdoors because canvas, as a material, was getting too expensive and he felt that the medium was too restrictive. As he explains to Inner West, “Fortunately for me there was an abandoned building site down the road with maybe 15 – 40ft x 10ft slabs of concrete planted in the ground as the walls for what was meant to be a line of high end homes over looking the ocean. The night came, I grabbed my buckets of paint, went for a little drive and threw the first piece up. It was then that everything changed!”
One of his most recent pieces was painted just off Brick Lane in London as part Global Street Art's The Walls Project. It shows a blue-haired girl with glistening grey eyes in a pensive state.
“What drives me is the small glimmer of light that is sometimes so far out of reach. My aim is to bring people to that solemn, positive moment, when we reflect and dream.” – Eoin
First photo credit: Dave Gorman