John O'Connell is a sculptor whose films, drawings, assemblages and installations form a complex series of interrelated objects that operate and acquire meaning within the private and make-believe universe that he has created. It is a surreal dimension, inspired by the world of dreams and the supernatural, where bizarre and fragmentary narratives develop according to an unfamiliar logic.
Artist Bio / CV
John O'Connell holds an MA from the Royal College of Art, London and a BA from the National College of Art, Dublin. John has exhibited extensively in Europe, Ireland and in the USA employing a variety of working methods from drawing to sculpture and film.
Recent projects include: The Visitor, Riverbank Art Centre, Newbridge (2010), Material Worlds-Contemporary sculpture from Ireland and the UK, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Northern Ireland (2010), Clear Skies Above, SIM House, ReykjavÃk, (2010) Nothing Matters When Your Dancing, Stiftung Starke, Berlin (2009), Futures 09, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2009) Big Pink, Goethe Institute, Dublin (2009) and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Westgermany, Berlin (2009)
John is currently on a 10 month residency at Location1 in New York