Eugene Power's work draws on influences that range from icon paintings of the early Renaissance, to Rembrandt, Picasso, Klee, Bacon and the traditional arts of non-western cultures. His can be described as a multi-media artist, as he employs wide range of techniques and materials. He studied painting at Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall, graduating BA hon's Fine Art in 1979, and University of East London, graduating MA Fine Art in 2011. He has a PGCE in Further Education from Greenwich University, awarded in June 1998, and has taught fine art in colleges and institutes of adult education since 1987.
He has exhibited in both solo and group shows in London and travelled widely,
visiting Thailand, Nepal, Morocco, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa, where he did an artist’s two residencies at Bulungula Village, Eastern Cape, one in Nov 2005 - January 06 and May - June 2016 . Between Nov. 2007 & Jan. 2009, he visited Malawi three times for self-funded project based in Ruarwe village, which aimed at documenting village life and assisting aids orphans in setting up a business, subsequently beginning the Africa series, a body of paintings, drawings, digital work and limited edition prints which is currently ongoing.
In 2010/11, he collaborated with Ron Best RCA on developing private sector art education in west London, and a program of educational events for Notting Hill Visual Arts Festival. In 2013, he began work with Antonio Nodar on …from portrait to self-portrait... (...p2sp...). He is currently working on a site specific multi-media project based in Morocco, called Obscure Life of Thamorth.
Abstraction in oils