Eddie Saint-Jean – arts writer, artist, photographer, filmmaker
Eddie Saint-Jean is an artist working in moving image and photography.
His work is influenced by Freudian theories of the Uncanny (Unheimlich) which refers to how homely, everyday items and subjects have unhomely, eerie or uncanny elements.
Current Project 1
‘No Playing To The Gallery’ – Uncanny Spaces , Unhomely Places
Exhibitions And Awards
EXHIBITION – IAVOPO 1st International Video Art Festival, Feb 2021
The ‘Blackout Uncanny’ video installation was selected for the 2021 IAVPOA 1st International Video Art Festival. It features clips from Eddie Saint-Jean’s Uncanny-influenced feature film Blackout (2020) projected onto a bathroom shower curtain in an experimental homage to the Hitchcock film Psycho.
EXHIBITION – Affinity Exhibition, Pepney Gallery, Cavan, Ireland
Saint-Jean’s photographic work A Feast Of Friends (above) was selected for this New Year exhibition. The judging panel felt the artwork was ‘striking, original and fits the exhibition theme very well’. The show was online/virtual because of UK Covid restrictions.
EXHIBITION – Candid Gallery Christmas Show, Islington, London, UK
Saint-Jean’s photographic work Uncanny2 (above).selected for Candid’s in-gallery Christmas show.
EXHIBITION – Metamorphosis Exhibition, Hackney Downs, London, UK
Saint-Jean’s photographic work Uncanny2 (above) selected for virtual exhibition Dec 11-20.
EXHIBITION – The Art Of Isolation, Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK
Saint-Jean’s photographic work Uncanny2 (above) selected for this in-gallery exhibition which sought creative responses to the restricting and isolating conditions of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Art Hole Magazine feature article on Eddie Saint-Jean’s influences and the concept of the Uncanny
What’s Hot London? Magazine article on Eddie Saint-Jean’s exhibition at The Espacio Gallery and the new normal for artists