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Fintan Whelan

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20170204212909-dec1
Spirited, 2016 Oil, Pigments And Varnish On Canvas 80 X 80 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20160320201205-marz35
Natural World, 2016 Pigment, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 80 X 80 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20170204213349-dec31
Stranger than paradise, 2016 Oil, Pigments And Varnish On Canvas 100 X 100 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20170424142634-april33
ZEST, 2017 Oil, Pigments And Varnish On Canvas 90 X 100 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20170424143327-april44
Moving Skies, 2017 Oil, Pigments And Varnish On Canvas 100 X 100 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20170204213641-dec33
Synapse, 2016 Pigments, Oil And Varnish On Canvas 100 X 100 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20160826092625-july25
Earth Skin, 2016 Oil, Pigment And Varnish On Canvas 105 X 105 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20160826092200-july22
Salient, 2016 Oil, Pigment And Varnish On Canvas 70 X 70 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20160617102618-june20
Anima, 2016 Pigments, Oil And Varnish On Canvas 150 X 120 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20160826090852-aug63
Travelling Light, 2016 Oil, Pigment And Varnish On Canvas 150 X 90 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20140422190817-x-25
Breakthrough 2014, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 100 X 100 X 2 Centimeters © Fintan WHelan
20160518055601-may23
Aqua Series I, 2016 Pigments, Oil And Varnish On Canvas 80 X 80 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20160518060924-may24
Aqua Series II, 2016 Pigments, Oil And Varnish On Canvas 70 X 70 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20160320194236-marz32
Labyrinth of Broken Dreams, 2016 Pigment, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 100 X 100 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20160320192726-jan31a
Frosted Tide, 2016 Oil, Pigment, Varnish On Canvas 80 X 80 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
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Life print, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 150 X 100 X 2 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
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Mystic Hole, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 90 X 100 X 2 Cm © Fintan Whelan
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Organic dream, 2013 Mixed Media On Canvas 19.7 X 15.7 X 0.8 Inches © Fintan Whelan
20160215073343-jan49
Invigorating, 2016 Pigment, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 100 X 100 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
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Sub-merging, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 120 X 140 X 2 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
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Transfixed, 2014 Pigments, Varnish, Paper © Fintan Whelan
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Transfixed II, 2014 Pigments, Varnish, Paper © Fintan Whelan
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Just like you, 2014 Pigments, Oil Paint, Varnish, Canvas © Fintan Whelan
20151118143457-nov21a
Tranquility, 2015 Pigment, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 100 X 100 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20150121073600-33-2015
Aerial Drift, 2015 Canvas © Fintan Whelan
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Glow, 2014 Pigments, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 80 X 80 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20150122192613-36-2015
Northern Light, 2015 Pigments, Varnish, Oil, Canvas © Fintan Whelan
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Imagination, 2014 Pigments, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 100 X 100 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20170424135100-march29
Alive Series II, 2017 Oil On Paper 70 X 100 Cm © Fintan Whelan
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Days End, 2014 Canvas © Fintan Whelan
20150225201512-111-2015
Velvet Sky, 2015 Pigments, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 50 X 50 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20150529120357-may62a
Shine through blue, 2015 Pigments, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 150 X 100 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20160407113226-marz46
Estuary, 2016 Pigment, Oil And Varnish On Canvas 150 X 120 X 4 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20160121210446-jan30
Renewal, 2016 Painting 120 X 150 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20160221152909-jan39
Awakening, 2016 Pigments, Varnish, Oil, Canvas 120 X 150 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20160320200319-marz24a
Life Theories I, 2016 Pigment, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 100 X 100 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20170424141805-april23
Easy Days, 2017 Oil, Pigments And Varnish On Canvas 95 X 95 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20140921080315-n-111
Estuary, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 150 X 100 X 2 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
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Down to Earth, 2014 Pigments, Oil And Varnish On Canvas 70 X 70 X 2 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20151030122310-oct53f
Serendipity, 2015 Oil, Pigment, Varnish On Canvas 64 X 64 X 3 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20160224115851-feb36
Renaissance, 2016 Pigment, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 150 X 120 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20151030123227-oct36a
Make it rain, 2015 Oil, Pigments, Varnish On Canvas 69 X 69 X 3 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20160106174123-dec30e
Moon Rain, 2015 Painting 80 X 80 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20160224120129-feb34
Sky Deep, 2016 Pigment, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 100 X 100 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20140630210734-x-71
Interface I, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 100 X 100 X 2 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20140224162617-n-148
Coronary blues, 2013 Mixed Media On Paper 57 X 57 X 0.5 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20140224163203-n-168
Stirring thoughts, 2013 Mixed Media On Paper 58 X 58 X 0.1 Centimeters © Fintan Whelan
20140630202903-x-50
Meandering Series IX, 2014 Mixed Media On Paper © Fintan Whelan
20150225195307-128-2015a
Bonjour monsieur Soulages, 2015 Pigments, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 60 X 60 X 4 Cm © Fintan Whelan
20150512102431-may24
Eternal Flow, 2015 Pigment, Oil, Varnish, Canvas 140 X 100 X 2 Cm © Fintan Whelan
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Merging I, 2017 Oil On Paper 70 X 100 © Fintan Whelan
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Merging II, 2017 Oil On Paper 70 X 100 Cm © Fintan Whelan
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Dublin
Birth year
1967
Lives in
Göttingen, Germany
Works in
Göttingen, Germany
Schools
Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, 1986, Diploma in Visual Communications
Dublin Institute of Technology, 1990, Graphics
DIT, Bolton St., Dublin, 1994, Repro master
Statement

Fintan Whelan's method of painting is characterised by an immediacy of process and a urgency of vision, which he has been developing over several years. Despite the appearance of serendipity, Whelan's technique involves constant assessment, measurement and exploration of pigments and their configurations, combined with varnishes, oils and a variety of materials.

The challenge that Whelan's art presents constitutes his motivation - that is to create resonances between or among the senses by exploiting the ever-changing detail of light and texture. His abstracts are worlds eliciting a multitude of emotional and intellectual responses that we, as viewers, must resolve. 

Fintan Whelan was born in Dublin and has spent his adult life in Ireland, Spain and Germany (his current home). His work has been exhibited and acquired by numerous collectors across North America, Europe and Australia, and featured in prominent residential projects in UK and USA.

 

EDUCATION

1985 Foundation Year - DunLaoighre School of Art & Design
1986 - 1989 DIT Mountjoy Sq. Dip. in Graphics
1990 - 1994 DIT Repro Masters

EVENTS

2018 March - Art Dubai, Represented by 508 Kings Road Chelsea Gallery, London
2017 Oct - The Innovative Artfair, Contemporary Art Ruhr (Germany), represented by Galerie Luzia Sassen
2017 Sept - FOCUS Show, Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London, represented by Black&Key
2017 Jan - Artrooms, Meliá White House, London
2016 Oct - Kunstmesse Kassel, documenta-Halle, Kassel, Germany
2016 July - ART SANTA FE 2016 (USA), represented by Gaudí Art Gallery, Madrid (Spain)
2016 June -  Projection of 70 artworks selected from my portfolio on 30 ft screen (by BigScreenPlaza), 6th Avenue, Manhattan, NY
2015 March - July - Installation Project "Wow Brows" funded by Association of German Fine Artists in Lower Saxony
2015 June - Art'pu:l 2015, Cologne, Germany
2014 Sept. - Dec. - Online Art Video Workshop Series, by geistreich-lernen.de, Dortmund, Germany
2014 June - Art'pu:l 2014, Cologne, Germany
2013 May - June - Art'pu:l 2013, Cologne, Germany
2007 Nov.-Jan. 2008 Kunstmarkt, Hannover, Germany

SOLO EXHIBITONS

22018 Febr. - March - 508 Kings Road Chelsea Gallery, London, UK
2017 Aug. - "Blue", Gallery Wasserscheune, Adelebsen, Germany
2017 June - "Lichtenberg Project", Künstlerhaus, Göttingen, Germany
2017 Jan. - April - "Wavelength", Johanniskirche, Kassel, Germany
2016 August - Rothe House, Kilkenny, Ireland
2015 Jan. - Febr. - The Moat Theatre, Naas, Ireland
2014 Oct. -  Arts and Culture Centre, McAuley Place, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Sept. -  Winkelman Gallery, Hannover, Germany
2014 May - June - InterView III - Kunstlerhaus Gallery Göttingen, Germany
2013 Oct. - Beautiful Losers - 4h-art Gallery, Hannover, Germany
2013 Sept. - Oct. -  Torhaus Galerie, Göttingen, Germany 
2013 June - July - Schofield's Gallery, Göttingen, Germany
2010 Feb. - Atelier Block 16, Hannover, Germany
2009 Nov. - 2010 Jan. - Silberstein Atelier, Göttingen, Germany
2006 May-Nov. - Solvay Chemicals, Weesp, Netherlands 
2005 March - ‘Luz y Espacio’, Museo de Blas Infante, Granada, Spain

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 April - May - "Einfach ohne alles" -Luzia Sassen Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2017 Feb. - "100% Abstract" - Le Dame Art Gallery, London
2016 November - December - Annual Exhibition of Federal Association of German Fine Artists, Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Göttingen
2016 June - July - Gallery Bottega d'Arte Merlino, Florence, Italy
2015 November - December - Annual Exhibition of Federal Association of German Fine Artists, Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Göttingen
2015 November - December - Culture Bunker (Kulturbunker Köln), Cologne, Germany
2015 August - SweetArt Summer Festival - Espacio Gallery, London, UK
2015 August - Oct. - Boundary Art Gallery, Cardiff, UK
2014 July - Faust Gallery, Hannover, Germany
2014 April - 4h-art Gallery, Hannover, Germany
2012 July - Dall'Acqua Nasce L'anima. Ex Chiesa di San Nicolao, Bellano, Italy

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