Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cornelia O'Donovan

Cornelia O'Donovan is a screenprinter, painter and a collage artist presently living and working from London. She trained and graduated at Royal College of Art in 2006. Her work is inspired by folklore and literature, poetry, urban landscapes and superstition often depicting human figures and animals in a raw style. The colors palette consists of muted blues, greens and reds that compliments the narrative nature of her artwork.

"A narrative artist and prolific print maker Cornelia O’Donovan creates intriguing images built up using collage, pencil, paint and ink producing work using a remarkable unity of composition due to a skill in counterpoising moving and motionless figures which is counterbalanced by the absence of all perspective, the fondness for symmetry and lack of light and shade.

But something else really emerges the more it is seen – the energy and playfulness, the inventive theatre of imagination. Some marks have a very raw quality like a hastily drawn directions map, trying to find something, the marks hovering between description and abstract expressions.

Cornelia’s work references stories, myths and literature and focuses on personal reminiscence, the complexities of human relationships, emotion and memories." - via.

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