Paintings by Michael Eade
"By combining elements of eastern and western sacred art I try to create the visual equivalent not of patriarchal absolutes but of sketchy religious yearnings one experiences in a world with too much information and too little time to contemplate what it all means."
Michael Eade uses gold leaf in his paintings to recall early Christian iconography, incorporating elements of an acquired vocabulary including symbols and images collected from travels in the West and Near East.
His paintings, traditional at first look, are seditious in their neglect of hierarchies. He creates a world of unusual juxtapositions-a combination of eastern and western sacred art with clear modern elements revealing a playful, post-modern universe.