My artwork has always been about the push and pull of positive + negative space. I always attempt to make a piece of artwork that has no visual hierarchy; where each part of the piece has its own details and qualities.
The art that I make deals with the micro and the macro, the large and small, the overall composition and the minute details that compose it. The mind instinctively will form something out of what appears to be random and chaotic. I try to make a a visual field where the viewer can bring there own experience and create what they see. That way the piece of artwork is never static, whoever looks at it never sees the same thing.
I attempt to let the imagery flow from me and not be overly conscious and controlling. The most interesting artwork for me is one where the artist is merely a conduit and that the final piece of work is completely different from what is originally intended to be.
Artist Bio / CV
2004 BFA University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Minor: Art History
2001 University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Summer Program: International Studies & Humanities
1998 Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia
Summer Program: Illustration & Design
August 2007 "Paintings that Punch" Waypost, Portland, Oregon
June 2007 " The Voyeur Show" The Core Gallery, Portland, OR March 2007 "Some Paintings by Shane", Colloso, Portland, OR
January 2007 "Tight in the Moonlight", Beulahland, Portland, OR
November 2006 “Nincompoop & Dwarfbaby”, Dead End Gallery, Brooklyn , New York.
November 2005 "Works on Paper”, Flux Factory, Queens , New York.
February 2005 "The Language of Swine and Freedom " Backspace Annex, Portland, Oregon.
April 2005 “The Galway Fisheries Project”, Salmon Street Gallery, Galway, Ireland.
February 2005 "Collection of..." Fisher Arts Center, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
October 2004 "What the Book?", Flux Factory, Long Island City, New York, New York.
February 2004 "Drawings By Shane Ingersoll", Cafe com Arte, Coimbra, Portugal.
August 2003 "Come and See The Likes of...", Recycled Fashions, Gainesville, Florida
October 2002 “Drawings By Drobot and Ingersoll”, Fuse Records, St. Augustine, Florida
My name is Shane Ingersoll and I was one of 5 kids born in a 15th century converted barn in Cavan, Ireland. We moved to the states when I was young and our family spent the next 15 years moving around the U.S. Places like Durango, Colorado, Santa Fe, Mexico and St. Augustine, Florida (just to name a few.) After college I moved back to Europe and ended spending the next two years living in Ireland, Portugal,and the Netherlands. I decided to move back to the states and ended up living in sunny Portland Oregon with my brother, his girlfriend, and a brown dog.