Duty to Retreat : landscapes of the extramundane

Exhibition of selected Cork artists working in painting, print and mixed media. Participating artists: Sabine Weissbach, Ciaran Coghlan, Kevin Gough and Sabina Lucas. 8 – 31 March. Artist demonstrations and talks on weekends. Free entry. Advertisements

Remainders of a sun-kissed dawn

Empty Cork City

One of the central elements of my work is the lack of people in it. I started off on this weird theme of abandoned places some time ago by utilizing (appropriating/stealing) screenshots from T.V programs, films, documentaries, computer games, etc… I took inspiration from things like 28 Days Later, I am Legend, Call of Duty, … Continue reading

The realm of silences

Fresh from the oven. Its probably not quite done yet.

Featured Artist – Janet Ternoff

Janet Ternoff is a self-taught artist who lives and works in New York. For some odd reason empty street scenes appeal to me. A lot of Ternoff’s work is comprised of these such scenes. Some of her paintings are highly detailed and others are fairly simplistic, yet just as effective. Some of her work reminds … Continue reading

Abandoned World

Since post-apocalyptic films, TV series and films as well as abandoned buildings and towns were my starting point for the theme of most of my paintings I figured I’d put together a list of real-life abandoned places across the planet. Starting with… Gunkanjima, Japan Hashima Island, commonly called Gunkanjima (meaning “Battleship Island”) is one among … Continue reading

The art of Alexandra Pacula

I have rediscovered a LOT of painter’s work and websites that I have saved or bookmarked over the past 3 – 4 years. So over the coming weeks I’ll be bombarding this blog with some cool stuff. First up is the painter Alexandra Pacula whose work is absolutely incredible. Think : being drunk in a … Continue reading

There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow

There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

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