ELP Artist in Residence September – December 2014
During his residency at ELP, Oscar Eaton is working on a series of zinc plate etchings focusing on the heroic age of exploration at the turn of the 20th century.
He has been searching the Royal Geographic Society’s photographic archives and isolating imagery from the original footage of Scott and Shackleton’s South Pole expeditions to gain source material from which to work. He has also been collecting imagery from Mallory and Irvine’s 1924 Everest expedition and is beginning to work with footage from the Apollo 11 moon landing.
He is interested in man’s obsession with the exploration of geographical frontiers and how his physical connection with nature in such extremes has changed over time due to technological advancement.
Oscar studied fine art at UAL Camberwell (2008-9, Foundation), Marmara University, Istanbul (2012, Erasmus) and Newcastle University (2010-13, BA).
He now lives and works in South London.