Tuesday 7th June to Friday 29th July
Belltable – Limerick
The power of abstract painting lies in its richness of ambiguity and possibility of human expression.
Over the last 100 years abstract painting has been shifting bounderies and questioning our perception of reality.
The painting process is a form of ‘mapping the brain’, using references of the outside world which enter and disappear. These references become one on the ‘overall’ surface of the painting. In fact the painting itself becomes the subject and the object; it carries its own reality. At times the painting seems to be alive; it breathes in and out. The layers of paint are like a skin over the skeleton of an animal. ‘A painting is, it does not have to be explained’.
Abstract painting uses different means of expression; colour, line, form, surface texture, etc. are freely used as elements during the creative process.
Abstract painting is challenging; it gives the viewer ‘more to do’ when engaging with ‘a process of transformation’. It allows us to re-experience the thrill of making and creating a piece of art. After all it is a platform for free expression which we all like to enjoy and appreciate.
Rita Wobbe and John Collins have been working as abstract painters for many years.
Strong connection with Limerick and the Limerick School of Art and Design brought them together and provided the foundation for this exhibition.