Date(s) - 04/02/2019 - 16/02/2019
Artcetera Studio Belfast
Exhibition Opening: 7 February, 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
Heavenly Bodies is a joint exhibition by Belfast based artists Padraig Dobbin and Jenna Harrison. Although complete separate entities when it comes to style, both artists are fascinated by the human body and what it means to be a sexual being in the technological era where emotions have become harder to express, relationships are harder to sustain, insecurity dominates and sex is easy.
About Padraig Dobbin:
Padraig Dobbin is a Belfast based Artist, who studied Architecture at Ulster University. Coming from an Architectural and structural design background this has influenced his artwork today. The artists work features controlled structured form, embodying a chiaroscuro style.His subject matter focuses on the human form, exploring the subtlety of body language and expressing many emotions through form, muscle tension and composition. This series features the male body, showing the modern-day ideals that are forced upon men. With each painting comes a reaction to the rollercoaster of emotions that the artist has encountered and the suppressed male psyche.
About Jenna Harrison:
Jenna Harrison, Belfast based artist originates from a textile art and fashion background in which she studied at both the University of Ulster and University of Arts London . Following her MA in Womenswear Technology and Design at UAL where she created a collection based on sexual expression and the liberation of women, this theme has transcended into her painting.
This exhibition is an autobiographical account of the artists own intimate experiences that has been hypersexualised in reflection of her fashion design background. It is about different types of love – real love, drunk love, looking for love in the wrong places and losing love, all of which is portrayed in a bold and playful manner. These pieces are snapshots into the sex and romantic life of a young, liberated woman in the 21st Century.
Exhibition running from 4th to 16th February.