Lot 51 - Eve O'Callaghan - Pearl Study #2
Lot 51 - Eve O'Callaghan - Pearl Study #2

Lot 51 - Eve O'Callaghan - Pearl Study #2

Pearl pigment varish on card

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Jo McLaughlin

ARTIST INFO

About 

I am constantly drawn back to the idea that I am simply painting light. Light is colour and reflection that exists within material. It is the difference between what is visible and what is invisible. In these paintings, light is held within the varying intensities of colour, the shadows cast by the sculptural quality of the handmade frames and the way each surface interacts with the next depending on the light in the gallery, the time of day or where you stand. 

By creating subtle complexity in surface rather than image, I aim to focus on the basic elements that make up a painting: frame, ground and colour. The simple interactions between the understated gradients, the cracks in the surfaces and the variations of shape from one painting to the next are at the core of this work. Through colour and carefully rendered surface, I seek a type of minimalism that finds beauty in empty space as it exists both inside and outside the frame of the painting. 

Education 

2021 – 2023 
MA Painting; Royal College of Art, London 

2014 – 2017 
BA(Hons) Fine Art Painting and Visual Culture; National College of Art and Design, Dublin 

Select Exhibitions 

2024 
Low Light, Solo Exhibition, Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo, Ireland 

2023 
Connections, Group Show, Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon, Ireland 

RCA Degree Show, Truman Brewery, London, UK 

Awards 

Bourlet Scholarship, Royal College of Art 

Arts Council Professional Development Award 

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios Recent Graduate Residency Award 

Adam's Award at 188th Annual Summer Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy 

 

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