New Generation Gallery

Irene Sweeney

Fine Art BA (Hons), University of Ulster

New Generation Gallery 2020

The cryptic presence that modulated trauma emits characterises my practice.The expression of personal trauma is fundamental in my cathartic process of depicting skin. Oil on canvas are the materials which facilitate this disclosure.The painting of skin for me is a healing process.It acts as a visual metaphor for the contrast yet coexistence of fragility and strength in us as beings and a society.

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Encounter by Irene Sweeney
Dipping by Irene Sweeney
Glove Meat by Irene Sweeney
Cornered by Irene Sweeney
Strain by Irene Sweeney
Vein by Irene Sweeney