Lot 98 - Rory Prout - Sea Stack IV
Ash and Resin on Primed Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
I am an Irish artist living and working in the UK. I have exhibited widely in Ireland and England and have undertaken residencies in Ireland, Italy, Belgium, and Ethiopia. My paintings have previously addressed experiences of the remote Irish landscape, and in more recent years, featured rural scenes from the south coast of England.
M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism, UCC, 2015
B.A. Fine Art Painting, LSAD, 2008
Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London, 2022
Views From The Cloud Chamber, Project 78, St. Leonards, 2021
The Lowering Skies, Gallery Interlude, Limerick, 2019
The Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 2018
GREENHOUSE, Volt, Eastbourne, 2017
Folding Landscapes, Burren College of Art, Clare & 126 Gallery, Galway 2016
Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award, Burren College of Art, 2015
Painter in Residence, The Irish Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2015
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My paintings are made using oil paint on wooden panels, but also with ash, chalk, gesso, wax or resin. The work I have submitted to AOAP are resin and laser engraved ash on primed paper. I experiment with materials and processes in an effort to reinvent the painting medium for myself, in order to try and understand it, to define some part of it.
That definitive part that I keep coming back to is the trace of an absent subject; the indexical sign normally associated with photography. Painting, however, is a self-indulgent activity and the traces it fixes are always those of the painter.
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