Eisemans sculpture extends beyond the physical, encompassing notions of
time, spirituality and emotion. His figurative sculpture, cast in bronze, has
a whimsical and poetic quality. The common man - often represented as a suited
figure or solitary head - is fused with iconic symbols of the vessel, fish, bird,
tower, tree, flag and ladder to suggest contemplation, humour and internal struggle.
The work, drawn from the shadow world of dream and the inner landscape of the
unconscious, carries a loose dream-like quality, creating an intriguing open-ended
sense of narrative.
Eiseman has been a practicing artist/sculptor since 1985. During this time he
has participated in several solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia. In
1998 he completed a Bachelor of Arts [Fine Arts] at Monash University and graduated
with Honours. In 2000 he completed a Master of Fine Arts at Monash University.
He has received several awards, including the Art Works in Bronze Award, Monash
University, second prize in the open section of the Forestry Commission Competition,
Tasmania and the Sculpture Award for the C.H.A.F., Tasmania in 1985 and 1986.
In 2007 he was a finalist in Contempora 2 at the Docklands, and more recently the Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize 2010 and the 2008 Western Sydney Acquisative Sculpture Award. Eiseman has completed
several public, corporate and private commissions throughout Australia. His sculptural
work features in the permanent collections of The Constable & Hershon Vineyard
& Sculpture Garden, Hunter Valley, NSW., La Trobe University Collection, Vic.,
Parliament House, Hobart, Tasmania., Geelong Gallery, Vic., Burnie Regional Gallery,
Tasmania. Jon Eiseman is currently employed in the Fine Arts Department of Monash