01 Jul. - 07 Oct. 2012

Up The Walls: Seven Contemporary Artists

Etienne Zack (CA), Carsten Fock (DE), Mairead O’hEocha (IE), Sonia Shiel (IE), Anna Bjerger (SWE), Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen (DK), Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (RO)

Up The Walls is an exhibition of international and Irish artists who are all exploring painting in new and innovative ways. As artist in residence, Carsten Fock will make a full room installation painting in his manner of combining different materials and painterly gestures.

Sonia Shiel has used painting in an exploratory and painterly fashion transforming human scenarios or subjects into quirky and dream-like narratives. Swedish painter Anna Bjerger produces figurative paintings that feel nostalgic while appearing highly concentrated on the present.

The Romanian artist duo Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor present a series of depictions of the world¹s revolutions ­ from the Romanian over-throw of Ceausescu in 1989 to the more recent uprisings in North Africa.

Don’t miss one of the most exciting visual arts exhibitions this year.

Artists:

Etienne Zack (CA/USA) lives between Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, British Columbia. Etienne’s paintings appear abstract in quality; however they often represent landscapes and make visible histories associable with these landscapes.

Carsten Fock (DE) makes full-room painting installations. He has also been Artist in Residence this Spring at The Model, supported by Goethe Institute Ireland.

Mairead O’hEocha (IE) produces unique, rich and textured oil paintings of landscape and urban settings.

Also based in Ireland, Sonia Shiel (IE) has used painting in an exploratory and painterly fashion – transforming human scenarios or subjects into quirky, surreal and dream-like pastorals.

Swedish painter Anna Bjerger (SWE) produces figurative paintings that are imbued with nostalgia while appearing highly concentrated on the present.

Danish painter Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen (DK) produces paintings of figurative, urban and landscape subjects, sometimes referencing the history of painting in his work.

Based between Berlin and Bucharest, the Romanian artist duo Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (RO) mostly produce artwork with new media and video. For Up the Walls, these artists present a series of painted depictions of the world’s revolutions – from the Romanian over-throw of Ceausescu in 1989 to the more recent Arab Spring.

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