May 2023 Exhibit
Whimsical Surrealism by Eugene Styller
There is still time to see the May exhibit, consisting of 21 different pieces, in 7 different locations around the Library!
I was engaged in drawing and painting at a young age. For several years I studied art in an art studio. I have diplomas from Moscow young artists’ regional exhibitions. For some personal reasons, I didn’t apply to an art school. Instead I studied chemistry and worked at a research institute. All this time, I did not miss any major art exhibitions in Moscow in the 50s, 60s, and 70s….
In 2019 I put off work on a new book and after a break of 65 years I took up painting. So far, I’ve had seven exhibitions: in the Libraries of Cambridge, Burlington, Lexington, Lincoln, and Wilmington. The first two I called As I See It, the next three Whimsical Animation and Whimsical Banana Animation, and the last two Whimsical Surrealism. This spring I participated in two group exhibitions: at Umbrella Gallery in Concord and at Brookhaven in Lexington.
My work has been featured in several local papers: The Concord Journal, Lexington Times Magazine, Lexington Minuteman, Daily Times Chronicle, The Lincoln Journal, and Burlington Union.
A few years ago I published a book titled How to Eat Smart in Time of Global Obesity. It is available from some Minuteman libraries and Merrimack libraries and at Amazon.com. I am a member of the Cambridge Art Association and Lexington Arts and Craft Society.
In my paintings I bring to life bananas, peppers, potatoes, etc., as well as everyday items like a coffee cup, bread, and other items. By giving my potatoes funny human faces, I aim to elicit smiles and laughter from visitors, bringing a little happiness into their lives
Submit Your Work
Visit the Art in the Library page for information on how to submit your art for consideration.