18.11.09

Dionne Swift, textile artist

(picture from http://www.craftmaker.co.uk/dionneswift/) My favorite artist exhibition at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin was the one by Dionne Swift. The first picture is one of her devore works on velvet. She also sells kits to experiment this technique and teaches textile art workshops in her studio. (pictures from www.dionneswift.co.uk)These are two of her collagraphic prints on thick felt. Being used to see this kind of work on paper, I find that the surface of felt really gives it a very interesting dimension. Loved... [Lire la suite]
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03.06.09

Art Fair at the RDS

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Interior Design and Art Fair at RDS Dublin. I came home with two artist in my mind. This is what I saw in the exhibition:Flying Souls and a Cross, 2009, gesso/oil on board, 30.5x28cm, by Fionnuala D'Arcy exhibiting with the Fenderesky Gallery from Belfast. I totally loved the contrast of the bright greens against the background and the marks on the painted  surfaces (that you cannot see in the photographs, unfortunately) Another one by Fionnuala D'Arcy:Birds' Trails, 2009, gesso/oil on board,... [Lire la suite]
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15.05.09

Helene Schjerfbeck at the National Gallery

Last February I visited the exhibition 'Northern Stars, Southern Lights' of Finnish artists at the National Gallery of Ireland. My absolute favorite artist of the exhibition was the stunning Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck, of whom the following three pictures were shown: Self portrait, 1912. Girl on the sand, 1912. The seamstress, 1903. I think Girl on the sand was by far the best painting in the exhibition. In reality the colours are much more intense than you can see in this picture. And the portrait, with that... [Lire la suite]
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