Lot 6 - Hannah Ní Mhaonaigh - Calling All Angels
Lot 6 - Hannah Ní Mhaonaigh - Calling All Angels

Lot 6 - Hannah Ní Mhaonaigh - Calling All Angels

Acrylic, oil paint and oil stick on paper

2023

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Alexandra Steinacker-Clark

ARTIST INFO

About 
Hannah Ní Mhaonaigh is an Irish artist based in Dublin. In her practice, she creates work using oil, acrylic, and water-based paint on various surfaces, including; linen, chipboard-found mahogany door frames, and shaped wooden panels. The titling of her work is an essential part of Ní Mhaonaigh's process, considered an attempt to grab hold of these abstracted elements by the tufts of their tails. The physical process of her work involves repeatedly removing, sanding back, and building up layers of paint to create abstract artworks that sit somewhere between painting and sculpture. Ní Mhaonaigh's playful use of materials enables colour, shape, and texture to be the primary driving force within her work. The repetitive practice of overpainting and paring back leads to an experimental yet determined ‘fuinneamh’ (energy) in her finished pieces, the ones that managed to make it. These abstract forms become almost an excavation of fictional artefacts or remains. Natural shapes become abstract symbols unearthed as parts, sections, and unknowingly pieces of Ní Mhaonaigh. Harking back to something more primitive, something from the earth, the roots of things. She is digging. 
 
Education 
1st BA Hons, Fine Art, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland, 2012,  
 
Selected Exhibitions/Awards 
Some recent exhibitions for Ní Mhaonaigh include; 'Small is Beautiful' 41st Edition, Cork Street, Flowers Gallery, London, (2023) 'Island' collaboration with Ceadogán & Peter McVerry Trust, Hang Tough Dublin (2023) 'Rally,’ Glove Box Gallery, Dublin,(2022) ‘Hidden Uk, Hidden Ireland’, Curated by Sean Scully, Flowers Gallery London, (2022) ‘Comme un lèger contretemps Cernay-Lès-Reims France, (2022) ‘A stab in the dark’, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Solo, Waterford, (2021) 
 
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