Green PAINTERLY is a pilot website and a platform that aims to promote commentary and visibility for Irish painting practices. Green PAINTERLY was set up in a voluntary capacity.
Painting as a field of contemporary artistic practice has become increasingly visible and accessible via online platforms. This is as a result of its inherent foremost characteristic as a visual medium. Photogenically it is perfectly suited to the growing optic languages of websites, social media and the blogosphere. Although this trend of increasing visibility has great merits, one issue is that by virtue of these processes, the contextual relationships of practices are absorbed into more universal discourses, narratives and readings. This flattening of discourse dilutes the means to consider how painting emerges out of relationships to the site of its production. While painting has always been considered in terms of the broader historical and universal contexts of the medium, reading painterly endeavors in the context of activities related to Ireland, may have the potential to make visible the more distinctive engagements between artists and their world.
Green PAINTERLY is seeking expressions of interest from artists, writers and enthusiasts from the Irish painting community, who wish to get involved. The call out is essentially a process to gauge the level of interest for continuing and developing such a project, and opening out that development to other interested parties. So please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in submitting material, any ideas or coming on board to develop the project. Unfortunately in its current form as a voluntarily maintained site it can not offer pay.