Artist: Padraig Timoney
Venue: Lulu, Mexico Metropolis
Date: September 21 – November 17, 2018
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Photos courtesy of Lulu, Mexico Metropolis
Lulu is happy to current a solo exhibition of the Irish, New York-based painter, Padraig Timoney (b. 1968).
A shifting goal who is understood to work primarily with portray, but in addition with images, sculpture and drawing, Timoney by no means develops a single, constant identifiable model. In his protean and idiosyncratic follow, works are liable to imagine many shapes and kinds, from abstraction to design to figurative portray, in any variety of modes. One is at all times liable, upon getting into a Padraig Timoney exhibition, to really feel as if one had been encountering a bunch present that includes work by a number of completely different artists. However after a cautious viewing and a minimal of reflection, connections, themes and ideas start to magically emerge. As such, Timoney might sound, not less than initially, to encourage a forensic method to artwork, however such an method mistakenly implies that his exhibitions may be solved, like a criminal offense or a riddle. The artist’s rigorously intuitive and natural technique of exhibition making inevitably precludes such pat and simple outcomes. Working one thing like a cartographer of human expertise, the complexity with which he maps out life is just too wealthy for easy options, even when a sure degree of simplicity isn’t to removed from what he does.
For his present at Lulu, Timoney will present a choice of works that are discovered to have a unfastened unity in problems with place, motion, and course. A picture momentarily seen by the artist from a fast-moving practice in France is relocated a few years later due to Avenue View, whose multilayered mediation turns into inseparable from the factor itself. A crumbling phase of the river mattress of the Rio Grande, collected by the artist himself on a visit to New Mexico, is scanned and printed as a Three-D object, whereas a photograph depicts a grinning, Mexico Metropolis taxi driver (taken on Timoney’s final journey to Mexico Metropolis) gleefully driving the fallacious method down the road, backwards. Right here private, lived and seemingly random expertise turns into not a lot biographical or sentimental, however moderately a supply of existential marvel in and of itself, which the artist seeks to transmit to the world by means of his singularly heterogeneous follow.
Padraig Timoney (b. 1968, Derry, Eire) lives and works in New York. A choice of latest solo exhibitions contains: (2017) ’There was a examine accomplished.’, Cleopatra’s, New York (2016); The Deedle Eye, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; (2015); Planxty Milano, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Milan, Italy; The Scrambled Eggs Salute The Trifle, The Trendy Institute, Glasgow, Scotland (2014) a lu tiempo de…, curated by Alessandro Rabbotini, Museo Madre, Naples, Italy (2013) Peace Torques, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Fontwell Helix Feely, Raven Row, London, United Kingdom. A choice of latest group exhibitions contains: (2018) ‘Mute’, Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London (2017) ‘The Portray Present’, British Council touring exhibition, Limerick Metropolis Gallery of Artwork, Limerick (2016) Anton Kern/Andrew Kreps, San Francisco; ’The Portray Present’, British Council touring exhibition, Modern Artwork Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2015) ’Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner’, Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Hyperlink: Padraig Timoney at Lulu