Inventing Solutions – Carol O’Connor

Inventing Solutions

Carol O’Connor at deAppendix 4th April until May 26th 

Taking Off, 33x38cm, mixed media on gesso board, 2016

Inventing Solutions, Carol O’Connor’s current body of work reference nature, built environments and travel. Her process of layering paint and scraping away will often inform the narrative of the painting as she leans towards complete abstraction. Destroying the initial image and then returning some feature of it in an over and back, push and pull process adds physicality to the practice of painting. The idea of representation or abstraction is not the end goal but the process itself.

Carol O’ Connor graduated from NCAD in 2009 with a BA Honours degree in Fine Art, specialising in painting.Carol has shown work in the RHA Annual exhibition and has had a number of Solo exhibitions. She has work in the Imago Mundi Benneton collection, OPW Collection, Contemporary Irish Arts Society, Beaulieu House Co. Louth, Meath Co. Council and Axa Insurance. She is represented by Chimera Gallery in Mullingar. She is also a member of The’ Flotsam’ Art Collective with Thomas Brezing, David Newton, Brian Hegarty and Gary Robinson.

Winter Long, 23cm x 28cm, mixed media on gesso board, 2015

Let Me Stay, 48cm x 58cm, mixed media on gesso board, 2016

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