(Image: Fintan Whelan, Temptation, 2014, Mixed media on wooden panel, 40 x 50 x 1 centimeters; © Fintan Whelan)
Fintan Whelan (b. 1967, Dublin)
For Fintan Whelan, embracing abstraction does not mean a departure from the representational world. Instead, his painting is based on a dialectic principle that facilitates association with the world of things. At times, we seem to recognise a horizon, a reflection, a shadow, with space being split up into the different levels, calling for a different mode of viewing each time. His meticulous way of working offers insight into the balance between control and unpredictability. Chance and risk are allowed full scope, so that intention and the unexpected converge.
Education: DunLaoighre School of Art. Dublin Institute of Technology Mountjoy Sq., Dublin.
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