Taylor Galleries is delighted to present LINE, an exhibition of recent work by Charles Tyrrell that runs from 31 May to 22 June 2019. This new body of work was developed over the past year in Charles Tyrrell’s West Cork studio, but took shape during the course of two residencies undertaken by the artist: the first a short residency at Cow House Studios in Co. Wexford and subsequently while completing a six-month residency at the RHA, where he re-engaged with working in Dublin thirty-five years after moving to Allihies on the Beara peninsula.
The grid has persistently woven its way in some form or other through Tyrrell’s work over the years, adopting an underpinning role rather than taking centre stage. However, in this new work it assumes a more prominent position. Having started with Indian ink drawings where an organic approach to building grids was developed, these grids were brought forward and worked further using extruded impasto acrylic line work on Yupo paper mounted on birch plywood panels. Far from mechanical and uniform, the grids have grown from a system whereby random pockets of mini-grids were drawn together, and in doing so had to deal with degrees of distortion as the painting worked towards maintaining the grid’s integrity. These distortions have, in places, resulted in dynamic three-dimensional illusions, and the completed grid systems are combined with panels of low textured colour fields to create dynamic interactions.
LINE also includes a selection of older and recent graphic works on paper.