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Eichenberg’s Inquiries into The Self

David Eichenberg is a figure painter who redefines contemporary portraiture by expertly capturing physical likeness and distinct textures, imbuing them with emotional energy. Balancing minute three-dimensional detail with flat nondescript backdrops, he plays with light and color depicting everyday people. Following in the footsteps of Diego Velázquez, Eichenberg prefers to paint those who traditionally would not have been considered appropriate subjects for portraiture — yet unlike Velázquez he avoids accepting portrait commissions.

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David Eichenberg | Aimee in Hoodie III | Oil on Aluminum Panel | 40 x 30 inches or 101 ½ x 76 ¼ cm
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David Eichenberg | Duchess of Toledo | Oil on Panel in Gilded Wood Frame | 25 x 15 x 5 inches or 63 ½ x 38 x 12 ¾ cm
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David Eichenberg | Alan | Oil on Panel | 6 x 6 inches or 15 ¼ x 15 ¼ cm
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David Eichenberg | Devan & Stripes | Oil on Aluminum Panel | 20 x 31 ½ inches or 50 ¾ x 80 cm
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David Eichenberg | Rubber | Oil on Aluminum Panel | 26 x 30 inches or 66 x 76 ¼ cm
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David Eichenberg | Rubber | Detail
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David Eichenberg | Rubber | Detail
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David Eichenberg | Rubber | Detail

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Artist painting contemporary realist still lifes. Author of Painting in Acrylics. Loves writing about art, artists & exhibitions. Visit www.art-lorena.com.

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