CLOSER : drawings before the end
The working process originated from a series of earlier drawings in lithographic crayon, from cadavers in the Anatomy Department of the Royal College of Surgeons made in Dublin in 1993. These works focused attention on what is ‘not life’ and lead to working closer and closer to the subject, in seeking the spark of life force to trigger drawing and action. This eventually resulted in the series of large scale portrait drawings CLOSER that collaborative physical closeness of presence for their making.
CLOSER: selected works
CLOSER: Selected drawings 1996-2000
Drawings on 5’x4 (154 x 122 cm) paper in charcoal and conté of family and friends. Made at very close proximity from a single narrow perspective point straddling the sitter and drawing face to face
Exhibited Rubicon Gallery, Dublin (2000), Art Space Gallery, London (2000); Kilkenny Arts Festival (2001) & Royal Hibernian Academy in ‘Figure to Ground’ (2003)