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Gallery 1608 County Antrim

Kearney, Marie


BIO: Marie Kearney


I find writing a general statement about my work extremely difficult.

As an artist who works thematically and who returns to previous themes to explore, examine further and dig deeper, it seems to me the specific statements about each body of work are much more informative.

I do however believe there is commonality in my themes and process: for example, the acknowledgement of the human condition; the trials of life reflected, hopefully, by the expressive mark making; and my intense interest in surface and texture. This latter interest is likely a result of my first degree in ceramics and the hands-on aspect of this art form. The strong tonal contrasts and the drama this creates is also evident in the vast majority of my work.

This also reflects life changing experiences and a strongly held belief that to appreciate the light, one needs the darkness. People often comment on the spiritual and subliminal elements of my paintings. This pleases me greatly and hopefully is evident across my explored themes.





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