Roisin Ní Neachtain presents an online exhibition of figurative work inspired by Samuel Beckett’s plays and Irish abstract landscapes.
Roisin Ní Neachtain started pursuing art seriously in 2015. Having previously only done portraiture since leaving school, she began doing digital paintings, monotypes and cartoonish, figurative charcoal drawings. Her focus was on bad art, parody art, what she now calls “fake art”/ work that wasn’t always what it seemed. She made digital paintings made to look like real paintings and the occasional painting, print and drawing made to look like digital art, placed over light boxes. She would often digitally manipulate images just to post on Instagram as a response to Instagram “culture”. Andy Warhol was a huge inspiration. She produced hundreds of digital variations of the same image. Repetition was key. By the end of 2017, she decided to stop doing digital work. She started painting full time in 2018.
View the exhibition here.