Lot 26 - Aoibhin Maguire - Loose Ends
Oil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Vittoria Beltrame
Aoibhín Maguire, born in 1997, is a painter from Belfast, Northern Ireland, living and working in London. She obtained her BA in Fine Art from Lancaster University and graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting. Maguire has exhibited in group exhibitions across the UK, Ireland, and internationally, including The Lido Stores, Barbican Arts Group Trust, The Function Suite, Open Eye Gallery, The Bomb Factory, The Tub, Hackney and Rowe Galleries. She had her first solo show at Pollen Gallery and Studios, Belfast in 2023. Recently, Maguire was a guest speaker with Artvocacy, collaborating with We Are Cognito on 'Leveraging Creative Arts for World Peace, Opportunities, and Youth Transformation.'
BA Fine Arts - Lancaster University and MA Painting - Royal College of Arts
Pollen Gallery and Studios, Belfast
The Lido Stores
Barbican Arts Group Trust
The Function Suite
Open Eye Gallery
The Bomb Factory
The Tub, Hackney
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My painting practice explores the overlap between the actual and fictitious in our everyday lives. Mixing vivid imagination with personal, tales, I create a visual dialogue that transcends temporal confines, drawing inspiration from Celtic tradition, memory, nostalgia, emotion and the nuanced narrative of growing up in Belfast. Through layers of bright color, I converge commonplace worries into worlds that embrace the disorder of existence; a perpetual oscillation between emotional extremes, where fear and desperation run parallel to hope and love. Whilst in a state of reverie, I create mindscapes; emotional landscapes of the past, present and future. Recurrent motifs and surrealist symbolism act as portals, transporting viewers into a realm where the tangible and the fantastical coalesce in chaos. Nostalgia, an undercurrent in the work, sparks collective memories, fostering contemplation on the complexities of identity. Drawing on a multitude of art historical, literary, poetic, and personal references, my work reflects the profound confusion surrounding Irish/Northern Irish identity, as I intertwine mythology with personal recollections. My paintings are a testament to the tactile and visceral nature of paint, with vibrant colors and textures acting as emotional conduits, as I layer and scrape away paint, mirroring the constant ebb and flow of the human experience."
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