Bigindicator

Enda O'Donoghue

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Exhibitions  |  Network  |  Blog  |  Comments
20121115225838-reno-endaodo
Reno, 2011 Oil on Canvas 180 X 240 Cm
20131126213726-fuzzymemory_web
Fuzzy Memory, 2012 Oil on Canvas 70 X 95 Cm
20101109012543-apetite
Apetite, 2008 Oil on Canvas 95 X 120cm
On_the_one
On the One, 2006 Oil on Canvas 120 X 150 Cm
Being
Being Digital, 2008 Oil on Canvas 120 X 150 Cm
Amsterdam
Amsterdam, 2006 Oil on Canvas 120 X 150 Cm
El-aeroveiculo
El Aeroveiculo, 2005 Oil on Canvas 120 X 150 Cm
Registration
Registration, 2006 Oil on Canvas 120 X 150 Cm
Latin-1_72
Latin-1, 2009 Ink on Paper 12 X 12 Inches
20100907123128-wowmystomach_72
“wow, my stomach looks great!”, 2010 Oil on Canvas 100 X 130 Cm
20100907130534-elevator_72
In the elevator, 2009 Oil on Canvas 95 X 120 Cm
20120110140137-carboncopy-enda
Carbon Copy, 2011 Injket Print 329mm X 470mm © Enda O'Donoghue
20110823154152-tooslutty_s
"Too Slutty?", 2010 Oil on Canvas 140 X 170 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Hunchentoot Galerie
20131126215238-quantization1-w
Quantization #1, 2012 60 X 80 Cm
20140406115116-viewfromcafe-72
View From the Cafe, 2013 Oil on Canvas
20101109012946-front
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Limerick, Ireland
Birth year
1973
Lives in
Berlin
Works in
Berlin
Tags
mixed-media, realism, video-art, photography, digital, abstract, figurative, conceptual
Statement

Enda O’Donoghue’s work presents a forensic interest in the medium and process of painting and an ongoing dialogue with the mediation of images through digital technology. Hovering between the realms of abstraction and representation, between the mathematical encoded and the organic, O’Donoghue’s paintings are the result of a process which is highly analytical and methodical and yet inviting of errors, misalignments and glitches. The imagery comes almost exclusively from found photographs sourced from the Internet, where O'Donoghue plays with random throw-away moments of everyday life, merging them together in various interconnected themes. In O’Donoghue’s work, the painterliness of his technique works with the disposable nature of his subjects to make the work sometimes poignant and melancholic, or alternatively brittle and harsh. His work is deeply influenced by the digital high speed reality we now live in and he transports these seemingly meaningless sound-bite images from a place of apparent futility to one that questions and searches for meaning through the transformative act of painting.

Enda O’Donoghue was born in Limerick in 1973 and has been living and working in Berlin since 2002. He completed his degree in painting at the Limerick School of Art and Design and a Masters in Interactive Media at the University of Limerick.

O’Donoghue has taken part in numerous international group exhibitions, including shows at Liebkranz Galerie, Berlin (2012), Meter Room, Coventry (2012), The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011), Expo in Shanghai (2010), Universal Cube, Leipzig (2008), Four Gallery, Dublin (2006), Overgaden, Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2006) and a number of solo shows in Berlin, Ireland and in 2009 a solo exhibition in New York. O’Donoghue has also organised and curated a number of group exhibitions in Berlin and is currently co-curating a major exhibition which will present a selection of the Berlin based Irish artists at Grimmmuseum in Berlin and will then be touring to the Galway Arts Center, Ireland in 2013. In November 2012 his work was presented in a solo exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland.