Lot 37 - Natalie Pullen - Strange Shapes
Watercolour on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Jo McLaughlin
Natalie Pullen is an Irish visual artist who makes paintings which are almost drawings, and drawings that are almost paintings. In the studio her primary concern is the practical application of materials to surface. She works in a committed partnership with her materials; hand-built linen canvases absorb stains of watercolour, oil bars allow her to draw with paint as she deals with line, shape and colour. The abstract surfaces are informed by organic forms and her body’s relationship to the land.
BA (H1) Paint & Visual Culture, National College of Art & Design Dublin, 2017 MA (H1) Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, 2019.
Natalie is working towards a solo exhibition in the Ballina Arts Centre in March-April 2024. In 2023 she showed in a two-person exhibition Strange Signals in Ardgillan Castle Gallery, was awarded a residency, commission and group exhibition by Abbeyleix House and Farm (April - June), and exhibited her solo exhibition Both, and at the Platform Arts Centre. Previous exhibitions include Meet me on the Astral Plane (solo 2021) and group exhibitions in Rua Red and Pallas Projects in Dublin. Natalie has received regular funding and awards from the Irish Arts Council (Visual Arts Bursary, 2020), Fingal Co. Council (2020, 2021, 2022) and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Co. Council (2020, 2023). Her work has been collected privately and publicly, including by the Office of Public Works State Art Collection.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I draw from an archive of source images, organic forms, and drawings from nature, many of which I’ve gathered on residencies in rural Spain and the West of Ireland. These watercolours on postcards were made while looking out across Blacksod Bay at Achill Island in the West of Ireland, watching the changing weather and light over the final days of 2023 and beginning of 2024.
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