I strive to create contemplative spaces that function both as a mirror and a window. I'm inclined to use the figure as an anchor and a mechanism to explore ideas surrounding the metaphysics. I have a tendency to depict singular figures suspended within a range of diverse and often obscure settings. Perspectives are flattened, colours are exaggerated, and results often reference the absurdity of REM sleep. They function as both portraits and descriptions of place and time. Creating tension, intensity and relief though the materiality of oil paint is the continual goal.
Sinead Breslin completed her fine art education at the University of The West of England (M.A., B.A.) and has been awarded multiple international residencies in Europe, including the prestigious Palazzo Monti residency, and most recent; Adhesivo 2020 Summer residency programme. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe, Russia, and Mexico, and her work is found in numerous private and museum collections. In February of this year, Breslin exhibited a series of new paintings at Zona Maco, Latin America’s leading art fair with Marc Straus Gallery following a successful solo in NYC at the gallery. During summer 2020 she was selected to be a part of major online exhibitions with AoraSpace, Zeitgeist, and independent curators. This autumn she has had shows opening in Moscow with ArtIQ and New Jersey at Mana Contemporary. Breslin has various exciting exhibitions upcoming in the US, London and Russia in 2021.