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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

The cinematic uncanny is explored in this new video installation. Scenes from a film shot and directed by Eddie Saint-Jean are projected onto unusual, #uncanny surfaces in the home which reinvents the film aesthetic and repositions the viewer.

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Exhibitions And Awards

EXHIBITION – From Portray To Portrait, Rooftop Arts Centre, Corby, UK (Online)
(Feb 2021)
Saint-Jean’s photographic work A Feast Of Friends (below) was selected for this group show.

A Feast Of Friends

EXHIBITION – Affinity Exhibition, Pepney Gallery, Cavan, Ireland
(Jan 2021)
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.

EXHIBITIONGallery 54, Mayfair, London
(Jan 2021)
Saint-Jean’s photographic work A Feast Of Friends was included in this New Year group show organised by the TAIO Collective. It celebrated Rebirth and New Beginnings in the New Year. Earmarked for Jan 17-24 at The Gallery 54, Mayfair, it ran as a virtual exhibition from Jan 21 because of the uncertainty around Covid 19 restrictions.

AWARD-WINNING FINALIST – Florence Contemporary Gallery, Florence, Italy
(Dec 2020)
Saint-Jean’s photographic work Uncanny2 was pre-selected as a finalist in a competition run by the gallery.

Uncanny2

EXHIBITION – Candid Gallery Christmas Show, Islington, London, UK
(Dec 2020)
Saint-Jean’s photographic work Uncanny2 (above).selected for Candid’s in-gallery Christmas show.

EXHIBITION – Metamorphosis Exhibition, Hackney Downs, London, UK
(Dec 2020)
Saint-Jean’s photographic work Uncanny2 (above) selected for virtual exhibition Dec 11-20.

EXHIBITION – The Art Of Isolation, Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK
(Nov 2020)
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.

The Art Of Isolation Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London

PRESS

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