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John O'Connell
updated: 11/22/2010
website: www.jroconnell.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Holemaker
Explorer
island
Prowler
Black Dust (triptych)
Landscaping
Waiting for Noah
Turning Left
Silent Theatre
Like a shark in the grass
The Visitor
The Visitor
The Visitor
The Visitor
The Visitor
 
Portfolio Keywords:  dreams, abstract, fantasy, narrative, landscape, meditative, surreal
 
 
Holemaker by John O'Connell
Holemaker
Graphite and wash on paper
2009
11.7 " x  17.7 " 
Explorer by John O'Connell
Explorer
chalk on paper
2010
38" x  23" 
island by John O'Connell
island
Graphite on paper
2010
19.6" x  29.5" 
Prowler by John O'Connell
Prowler
Graphite and wash on paper
2010
10.6" x  9.8" 
Black Dust (triptych) by John O'Connell
Black Dust (triptych)
Charcoal on paper
2010
38" x  82" 
Landscaping by John O'Connell
Landscaping
Graphite on paper
2009
23" x  38" 
Waiting for Noah by John O'Connell
Waiting for Noah
Graphite and wash on paper
2009
11.8" x  17.7" 
Turning Left by John O'Connell
Turning Left
Pastel on paper
2009
11.8" x  17.7" 
Silent Theatre by John O'Connell
Silent Theatre
graphite on paper
2010
11.8" x  17.7" 
Like a shark in the grass by John O'Connell
Like a shark in the grass
Graphite on paper
2010
11.8" x  17.7" 
The Visitor by John O'Connell
The Visitor
Paper Mache
2010
119.6" x  119.6"  x 119.6" 
The Visitor by John O'Connell
The Visitor
Video Installation & Paper Mache sculpture
2010
Dimensions variable
The Visitor by John O'Connell
The Visitor
Installation & drawing
2010
Dimensions variable
The Visitor by John O'Connell
The Visitor
Still from chalk animation
2010
Dimensions variable
The Visitor by John O'Connell
The Visitor
Still from chalk animation
2010
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

 

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