John Cronin has a new exhibition of paintings entitled ‘Standard Deviation’ at the Green On Red Gallery in Dublin opening on 30th May, 2013.
As one of Ireland’s lead abstract painters Cronin’s primary themes revolve around painting in the era of artificial intelligence. His work on aluminium and canvas are richly layered, intensely colourful compositions that question the nature of time, space and materiality his abstractions an investigation into the questions surrounding physical reality and the virtual world, of what is measurable and what is not. As Cronin himself says about our current views of cosmology:
That all the information sucked into black holes is not destroyed but stored and projected back out to create our universe, our reality. It may be that we are part of a cosmic hologram.
These exuberant paintings, these kaleidoscopes of colour, can be seen to be a yearning for the romantic, the sublime in that which cannot be represented. It is energetic work that gives us a sensory pleasure in the pure abstraction of form, it is a salutary reminder that painting is still relevant in a media saturated age.
You can see Cronin’s new show ‘Standard Deviation’ @ The Green on Red, 26-28 Lombard Street East, Dublin from 30th May – 6th July, 2013