Late last year Georgian artist Nini Kapanadze sent me a series of photographs of Tokyo, her pictures all about colour, change and illusion, how light affected and moved reality from one form to another. Recently I received another set called ‘Stellet Licht – Silent Light’, eerie photographs, silent, awash in a pervading atmosphere of gloom, […]
Art and design
Alina Noir‘s photographs are rooted in literature and art history – particularly the Renaissance – her academic training laying the foundations for her aesthetic approach to her subject matter which ranges from the work of other artists to the mystical writings from the Judeo-Christian tradition, such as the Aggadah and early Christian monastic teachings.
I wrote about Trixie Pitts paintings and drawings in 2014 and was delighted that she sent me a notice of her latest exhibition in New York which is open until July. Her abstract expressionist pictures are a joy to behold. And although they’re predominately brought into being through subdued greys they nevertheless betray her love […]
Ruth Connolly‘s photographs from ‘If you lived here, you’d be home by now’ give us a bleak insight into the Irish landscape post recession, a legacy that has left us with ghost estates, unfinished homes scattered across the countryside, edifices that proclaim the hubris of corrupt politicians, bankers and property speculators who landed us all […]
Léonard Combier‘s paintings and illustrations draw from Art Brut, his pictures detailed, neurotic even, each a weird cacophony of small tribal characters, sexual references, hidden messages, irreverent quotes and funny situations, a riot of the everyday; full of noise an improvised jazz riff, an neverending making, a constant stream of ideas and thoughts that pour […]
Camille Lévêque‘s photographs from ‘The Number Three’ are a strange motley collection of pictures that explore the magic behind the ordinary and the mystical that lies beneath the banal, her images an attempt to find significance in the magic number three and the universal rules that govern us all.
Backwater Artists Group, Cork, are organising a unique fundraising event, called DRAW 2016, to keep their wonderful collective running. Catering for over 40 artists working in various disciplines including; sculpture, painting, photography, new media, installation, performance, print, ceramics and stained glass, Backwater is the largest artist-run organisation in Ireland and is dedicated to improving the […]
Gonzalo Benard – a wonderful Portuguese photographer – brought my attention to the work of another Portuguese artist, Manuel Pita, better known as Sejkko whose work is very different yet equally interesting, his pictures of ‘Lonely Houses’ a physical manifestation of the conflict between the interior and exterior, the body and the mind, the past […]
Sotiris Tsagatakis‘ photographs from ‘Sundays School’ focus our attention on a much neglected aspect of the Greek migrant crisis, the work of the ‘Deport Racism’ movement, which has voluntarily set up ad hoc schools, manned by immigrants and Greek volunteers, to freely teach the Greek language to migrant workers and refugees.