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Imaginative Realism

"Edoardo Hong Koey Durdin is a passionate and ambitious talent. In a surrealistic, dramatic and sometimes confronting manner he takes you on a journey through his own perspective on reality."

The Artist

Edoardo Durdin (1988), Imaginitve Realism.

 

Growing up in Rome, Edoardo experienced his passion for classical tradition at an early age. This fascination and a sense of home, led him back to Italy (Florence) in his late teens to enjoy classical drawing and painting techniques and was later on greatly influenced by Russian Master Alexey Steele. 

 

In his work he acquires a soul redeeming quality that shows harder, but also more vulnerable truths. The stories he tells explore interpersonal processes, in search of the unseen to push towards greater allegorical compositions. Enriched with narrative symbols his paintings carry a hidden message which spark the viewer to look for the meaning beyond the visual language.

 

He exhibited his first solo show at the age of 19 and has been exhibiting his work professionally across Europe ever since. As of late, Durdin has been focussing on creating series with a more singular and stronger narrative within two collections at the same time. He is currently working on both a portraiture series called the "Rhyme of Finite Sparks" inspired by the work of Samuel L. Coleridge, and the "Atlantic Nonet" with a greater sense of the imaginitive, based on his own stories on the ocean floor.

 

Earlier this year, he spoke on "the Voice on Contemporary Realism" at The Representational Art Conference 2014 in Ventura, California.

Upcoming Events

 

Past Exhibitions

 

Temporary Art Centre 10 jaar

TAC Eindhoven is celebrating it's 10th birthday with an exhibition showing works of current and former residents. One of my newest portraits is shown during this festivity, doors are open to the public every friday and saturday from 13:00 - 21:00, from the 3rd till 17th of May. 

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The Representational Art Conference 2014

"Envisioning the voice of representational Art"
I am honored to have been invited to speak at TRAC2014 about the modern day allegories. My talk will be on the 3rd of March in Crowne Plaza hotel in Ventura, California. For more information go to TRAC2014

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September 2011
Starting saturday 17 September I will display my newest work on silk in the Fine Art Centre in Milano, Italy. My work will be part of the exhibition Everything Flows. Besides me there will be at least 40 other artists from all continents in the world. So if you happen to be in the neighborhood you should definitely come visit!

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June 2011
On June fifth a little collection of my work is shown on the Kunst + Kulturtag in the castle in Wassenberg, Germany. Its a very interesting Artfestival filled with works from a lot of different artists. Dont miss out!

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June 2011
On the 28th of May the official opening of the exposition Young meets Old will occur. It is an art gathering with works of three other artists. At this exposition I will debute new softpastel works as well as some fresh oil paintings. You are free to visit in the weekends from 13:30 untill 17:00pm at Valkenswaard.

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November 2010

From the 27th of November 2010 till the 22nd of 2011, some of my works will be displayed in the Kempenhof at Valkenswaard. These works have not yet been seen before. The exposition contains works of 37 international artists from all parts of the world. Feel free to walk in!

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March 2010
On the 1st of March the brand new Flexx_n Dance Academy opened it\'s doors, where my newest piece is on display. The result is a panoramic view of their philosphy towards dance on a 21m2 mural within their central entrance.

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June 2009

From the 9th of may until the 7th of June 2009 a selection of my work will be shown at the Peter ten Braken Centrum at Sterksel. Visitors are welcome on friday from 15:00 to 17:00 hours, on saturday and sunday from 14:00 to 17:00 o clock. Free entrance, and I will be there on sundays to accompany my work and to answer some questions, see you soon.

Figure Painting Sessions

Figure Painting Sessions

Individual instructions are given on proportion, tonality, volume and colour in oilpaint:

Beginners and advanced students are both welcome to these sessions wherein we focus on the female laying nude. The female form enables us to emphasize the structural planes and nuanced volumes of the figure and is therefor considered the ideal and most complete practice of painting. These sessions are on a walk-in basis and allow students to progress individually each time they participate.

-BEGINNERS- an introduction to this material is very possible. Students are provided with a limited amount of colours in order to simplify the transition to oilpaint and still allow the student to apply all colour principles taught. For further questions, please feel free to contact us!

Location: These Sessions are held in the studio of professional artist: Edoardo Durdin, at the TAC (Temporary Art Centre) Eindhoven, ENTRANCE C, studio 54a. Interested parties are cordially welcomed every other Saturday, resuming on the 18th of February, 2017. The doors are opened at 10:45 for all the necessary preparations, sessions starts at 11:00-15:00. These sessions are completely non-profit, participation starts at €35 per session. We charge a little extra , in case you forget to bring your own canvas.

(P.S. People that have participated in our Drawing Sessions get a 15% discount on their Figure.Painting.Session!)

Practical information:FPS.2017

-Every other Saturday from 11:00-16:00
-Current dates: Sep 16th & 30th, Oct 14th & 28th, Nov 11st & 25th and the 9th of Dec -2017
-Duration: 11:00-16:00
-Doors open at 10:45
-Cost: €40 euro per session (+5 if we provide your canvas).
-This private workshop is limited to only 6 students.
-Suggested supply-list provided upon reservation through info(@)Edurdin.com
-Materials available for first-timers.
-Instructions are given in both English & Dutch when required.

|Models Wanted|

 

If you have any questions, please email us at: info [@] edurdin . com
We hope to see you at this extraordinay occasion!

 
 
 
 

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MODELS WANTED: We're always on the look out for new faces, contact us!

Drawing Sessions

Drawing Sessions

A3-Drawing.Sessions.2016With exceptional pleasure, we would like to invite you for a new set of evening sessions on drawing the live model.

In an effort to offer a missing piece in the public curriculum, we are hosting an event to study the figure from the live model every other Thursday. Along with narrative themes, such as: an archer, the personification of a mythical character or an anatomical chapter the figure will be presented in a colourful opportunity to study the live model with a classical approach.

Location: Interested parties are cordially welcomed every other THURSDAY. resuming on the 23rd of February 2017 at the Temporary Art Centre, Eindhoven. The doors are opened at 19:15 for all the necessary preparations and a description of the theme, after which the session will start from 19:30-21:30.

All levels from beginners to professionals are welcome; this is our practice room!

Practical information:

-Current dates: February 23rd, March 9th & 23rd, April 6th & 20th, May 4th & 18th - 2017 (19:30-21:30)
-Charcoal and paper will be provided for you.
-Please bring your personal materials, if preferred.
-Walk-in policy; no instructions given unless desired.
-A few easels are available (8), first come first serve.
-Cost: €10 euro per session.
-Main entrance of TAC opens at 19:15, doors close at 19:30.
-Instructions are given in both English & Dutch when required.

|Models Wanted|

For all your other questions, please refer to the form at the bottom of this page or email us at info [@] edurdin . com
We hope to see you soon at this wonderful opportunity!

 

 

What they say

My name is Nouri and I am currently studying 3D visual arts. As a 3D artist I also have a love for other styles like oil painting. I never painted before so I was excited and scared at the same time. But looking back I see there was no need to be scared and I was really glad with the endresult. The clear explaination and balance of the course got me where I am today. The balance between teaching the whole group, and the personal feedback I got was exactly right. Having been to multiple art schools, I can say Edoardo is one of the best art teachers I've had so far. He really cared about the students and tried to help them as much as he could. If you are interested in oil painting or art in general, I would definitely recommend this course.

– by Nouri

It is a professional workshop in which you are free to maintain your own style and expression. Dedicated, professional, an eye for detail, and suggesting rather than urging. These are the keywords I use for Edoardo's drawing and painting classes. I like his dedicated style of teaching and I learned a lot last year. The models are professionals as well. Happy to come back! My name is Dick van Tongeren, I'm retired and a very enthousiastic painter.

– by Dick

Thank you Edo, your workshop was a great experience! Thanks for your patience when teaching me how to work with measuring tools and sharing your knowledge and skills. I learned so many new things like how to mix my own colour scheme, awesome. It was very inspiring and useful, good stuff!

– by Petra

Contact

Contact

For all questions and information regarding available art, pricing and inquiries please contact: info [@] edurdin. com