Tropical Dreamscape | Lauren Breatnagh at D’Lush Cafe, Wexford Arts Centre

 

Tropical Dreamscape | Lauren Breatnagh at D'Lush Cafe, Wexford Arts Centre Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/10/2021 - 06/11/2021

Location
D\'Lush Cafe Wexford

Website
www.wexfordartscentre.ie

Email
lisa@wexfordartscentre.ie

Categories

iCal

Tropical Dreamscape is on display at D’Lush Cafe from 6th October – 6th November 2021 – Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford, Y35 X5HF
Open Tuesday to Saturday 9am-4pm
(Closed Sundays & Mondays) With the exception of Sunday 23rd October, Bank Holiday Monday 25th October and Sunday 31st October; hours are 11- 4pm.
Breatnagh’s most recent work explores the natural world of plants and land formations through its colour and shape. These pieces are over worked and built up with many layers of paint and mixed media placing the subject matter amongst unnatural colours and abstract landscapes.
This use of layers to build up textures adds to this other worldly landscape. The work is mainly influenced by trying to communicate a dream like state where colours and shapes are used playfully, allowing the viewer to imagine their own ideas of what is taking place within the pieces. The work is her interpretation, her dream and her longing to explore these destinations.
Lauren Breatnagh (formally Stewart-Clancy) graduated from The National College of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art Painting. She is now living and working in her home studio in Wexford.
Breatnagh’s most recent work explores the natural world of plants and land formations through its colour and shape. These pieces are over worked and built up with many layers of paint and mixed media placing the subject matter amongst unnatural colours and abstract landscapes.
This use of layers to build up textures adds to this other worldly landscape. The work is mainly influenced by trying to communicate a dream like state where colours and shapes are used playfully, allowing the viewer to imagine their own ideas of what is taking place within the pieces. The work is her interpretation, her dream and her longing to explore these destinations.
Over time our memories become faded. Certain parts of these memories stick out to us or hold more importance than how they may have actually happened. The paintings contain memories of a location once visited, but it is not the true representation of the memory. The plants are fictional, the colours more vibrant. But still, it describes a memory that was experienced and now goes on to live a different life.
Image credit; Lauren Breatnagh, Loop the Loop, Acrylic on Canvas, 2021.

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