Editor’s Pick Louis Eisner Leaving Cheyenne

A mythology of insanities; a capricious faun, a house in the middle of a forest, a woman with the head of a donkey, slag pots and statuary monkeys, in-between anxious landscapes, constitute a disguised horror play. Flirting with the languages of fatality, this post-industrial plot envisions the last appearance of a doomed prediction. Patiently waiting for the blast, nothing remains crucial: the characters take their roles in the middle of a collapse. With no matter of commotion, what remains? At last, a compulsive obscenity pushing towards climax with vacuity.

Driven by personalities inherently conflicted by lunatic tendencies, Louis Eisner’s Leaving Cheyenne opens and closes on a static questioning: isn’t the devil among us? Posing this question as a crucial part of a current environment of fear, displacement, and dizziness. “Going into this journey is also a way of hurting myself. I can ask; what is the landscape of the psyche? Or, where is it? To me, it’s the unknown, nature, the wild, the untamed. This is also what is going inside of my mind, and body,” the LA-based artist explains, “This outward journey is also an inward one. How can you depict the human experience which is isolated in the sort of – to quote Joseph Conrad – like we live as we dream alone.”  Leaving Cheyenne is currently on view at Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris, until July 23rd.

When did you forget you were a flower?, 2021
Oil and pastel on canvas
61 x 45.7 cm

Tuberculous Gray, 2021
Oil on canvas
61.3 x 116 cm

Walked Away Forgotten into the Alleyways, 2022 Oil on Paper
48.1 x 63.2 x 4.8 cm

Dream of Light as Heavy as the Moon, 2022
Oil on canvas
214.2 x 162.7 cm

1,000 Blind Windows, 2022
Oil on canvas
229.2 x 153 cm

The Mind as Pure Machinery, 2021
Oil on canvas
163.4 x 213.7 cm