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TAISPEÁNTAISÍ EALAÍONA / ART EVENT DIARY >>

‘Faoi Cheilt’: 28.02.14 - 28.04.14

Taispeántas Ealaíne le Breandán Ó Súilleabháin

As Baile Átha Cliath ó dhúchas do Breandán Ó Súilleabháin agus cónaí air anois gar do Charna i nGaeltacht Chonamara. I measc na nithe a ndéantar tagairt dóibh sa taispeántas, tá an phailé-ointeolaíocht, an tseandálaíocht, an zó-eolaíocht, an mhiotaseolaíocht, líníocht phluaise, freascónna Éatrúscacha, clársconsaí scafa, graifítí gan chúis agus drámh ginearálta an tsaoil. Trína chuid saothair, déanann Ó Súilleabháin iarracht macasamhlú a dhéanamh ar an dóigh a dtéann fórsaí ama agus nádúir (an meath, an scriosadh,na duile, &rl) i bhfeidhm ar nithe agus ar dhromchlaí éagsúla chun foirmeacha ceilte a nochtadh. I “Faoi Cheilt”, tá sé ag iarraidh a shaothair ealaíne a dhéanamh rúndiamhracht agus dúrúnda, agus ba chóir don lucht féachanna a mhíniú féin a bhaint asti.

Born in Dublin, Brendan O’Sullivan now lives near Carna in the Connemara Gaeltacht. His practice attempts to replicate the ways in which the forces of time and nature (decay, destruction, even death) metamorphose, etch and scar objects or surfaces to expose hidden forms. Terms of reference and influences allude to palaeontology, archaeology, zoology, mythology, cave art, Etruscan frescoes, peeling hoardings, mindless graffiti, and the general detritus of life.

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Cnoic Uibh Laoghaire

Osclófaidh Peadar Ó Riada an taispeántas seo ar an Aoine 28ú Mí na Feabhra ag 7.00.

The constant bombardment of visual imagery from TV, magazines, smart phones, etc. has desensitized us to the power of visual imagery. This visual overload had hindered our ability to really see paintings and appreciate their emotional impact. Paintings are different to other kinds of media, such as music or drama, in that they are silent. However, as with watching a play or reading a poem, observing a painting requires time and effort.

Every art form has its own styles or genres. In music, it can range from traditional Irish to modern classical music. Visual arts also have their own styles, some more difficult than others to decipher. Abstract paintings are particularly difficult to read because often you are unable to make out a recognizable image. When confronted with a “difficult” painting, the viewer tends to look for the familiar – first a human form, then an animal form, a house, a tree, and so on.

“In some of my otherwise abstract paintings, I have added eyes. Eyes are a very recognizable image. From them we can interpret moods and emotions such as fear, sadness, love, etc. But around the image of eyes, we also unconsciously create a familiar human or animal form from our real world. Remove the eyes and you have to find another window into the work, and even then the painting may express its own reality.”

Paintings have their own stories to tell and may provoke or challenge the viewer on a number of different levels. However, there is a message imbedded in every artwork and it is the viewer’s job to extract the emotions, thoughts and spiritual feelings that went into the work.