New Generation Gallery

Samantha O’Reilly

Fine Art, Sligo Institute of Technology

New Generation Gallery


Originally from rural Cavan, I returned to study after years travelling. My interdisciplinary practice employs process, and materiality using colour, texture, and form in a variety of mediums. Emerging from personal experience, scientific imagery, and a historical domestic palette, my practice evolved through experimentation. Biomorphic textile paintings and pigmented filaments connect as a network of the sublime. Metaphor, abstraction, and fragmentation combine as an expression of the surreal liminal space between internal and external worlds. I engage in Performative Art through conceptual photography and the body as a material. My narrative exploration utilised the literary and poetic influences of Sylvia Plath, James Joyce, & T.S Elliot. Artistic inspiration included the sculptural paintings of Sam Gilliam, Katharina Grosse, & El Anatsui. Further influences can be found in the photography of Francesca Woodman, the compositions of Alice Maher, Helen Frankenthaler, & Miquel Barceló.

More info about Samantha O’Reilly at https://www.instagram.com/samantha_oreilly_art/

Liminal Filaments, 2022
Liminal Filaments, 2022
Liminal Filaments, 2022
Liminal Filaments, 2022
Liminal Filaments, 2022
Liminal Filaments, 2022
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