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‘’The Withering’’ by Joe Ryan

Monday 7th April – Thursday 22nd May 2014

‘The Withering’ showcases new works by Joe, an artist and printmaker, who was recently selected for the following international printmaking exhibitions: 33rd Mini Print Internacional de Cadaques, Spain, 3rd Biennial Art at Wharepuke International Print Show, New Zealand, 12th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria, and the 4th Annual Painting and Mixed Media Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria.

A multi-disciplinary artist, Joe lives and works between London and Dublin. Since graduating with a distinction in M.A. Fine Art Printmaking from University of East London, he has exhibited and held in collections and archives in; U.K., Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, France, Dubai. Ryan has also had several solo shows in Ireland and the U.K. and exhibits regularly in Europe, U.S. and Canada.

‘The Withering’ is a presentation of work that displays Joe’s ability to work and interact between the mediums of printmaking and painting, as with most of the pieces he has done in both mediums and also in mixed media.

The body of work consists of sunrises, landscapes, seascapes. Landmarks along the south Dublin coastline, all of which can be seen in panoramic view from his studio window.

Recurrent themes within the work include the intervention of natural forces on scenery, as most were painted on location in varying weather conditions where storms, wind and rain and changing light conditions led to the immediacy of brush strokes and application of paint and expressive nature of the work.

Using works which show Joe’s diversification in styles through landscapes to abstraction with the use of energetic colour, where recognizable landmarks and monuments become obscured as storms and their erosive effect interact to become the main focal point.

 

'40 Foot'
'40 Foot'
Detail
'Abstract 30001'
'Abstract 30001'
Detail
'Archibalds Castle'
'Archibalds Castle'
Detail
'Beach Sunrise'
'Beach Sunrise'
Detail
'Waterfall'
'Waterfall'
Detail
'Wrought Iron'
'Wrought Iron'
Detail
 
 

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