New paintings inspired by the Arab Spring and revolution throughout history from Irish Artist Fintan Switzer’s new exhibition ’Guerrillas In The Mist’ which sold out last month. An Artist to keep an eye out for, especially if you’re into Conor Harrington or Aaron Nagel’s work.
‘Sneeze does everything a portrait shouldn’t: contorted and unflattering, Schutz sets up the serene stillness of memento just to interrupt it with high-velocity drool and repulsive gobs of snot. It’s a comic take on painting that’s just fundamentally wrong. More akin to an unfortunate photographic snapshot than honoured art tradition, Schutz uses her medium to embellish the horror of embarrassment, exaggerating a moment of inopportune affliction to a permanent monument of public ridicule.’ The Saatchi Gallery
More of her work below. WARNING, pretty gruesome birthing image at the end of the post.
Some new paintings from New York based Irish Artist Cian McLoughlin. Cian will be exhibiting his work at the J. Cacciola Gallery in New York at the ‘Four Portrayals’ show with Shelley Adler, Edwige Fouvry and China Marks, running from May 2nd to 25th. More work from Cian McLoughlin here.
The Parents started off as a personal project by Photographer Colin Gray depicting his parents on visits back home in Hull since 1980. “The early pictures were looking at my relationship with my parents and their relationship with each other, often expressed in a humorous way. Many of the images involved enactments of a memory or fantasy, interwoven with past events, domestic rituals, and the encroachment of old age.” The project is now in it’s 27th year.