Cristina Bunello, Undercurrent, Solo Exhbition
Cavanacor Gallery in association with The Royal Dublin Society Student Art Awards 2009
Opening reception: Saturday 25th September 2010
The exhibition continues until 18th December 2010
“The eye altering, alters all.”
The characters in these paintings are young girls, most of them blindfolded. These Personas seem to be taking part in a mysterious play and the poetry of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience comes to mind. The use of the blindfold in these works can be seen as a metaphor for innocence or the state of 'not knowing'. But also it can be perceived as a metaphor for experience of suppression, authority and conformity. The innocence of childhood is suspended or lost due to lack of freedom and the denial of feelings.
Source material includes found photographs, various props (ribbons, plastics, vintage clothes), and the artist's own photographs.
Bunello seeks simplicity in her paintings. The subtle, contemplative air of the works are juxtaposed with their psychological content and can lead the viewer into a direct contact with the fragile and transient nature of childhood.
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Cradle Song, oil on linen, 25 x 20 cm
Turning Point, oil on linen, 25 x 30 cm
Unplaced, oil on linen, 20 x 20 cm
Hide and Seek, oil on linen, 25 x 20 cm
Dream of Innocence and of Experience, oil on linen, 24 x 18 cm
Dream of Innocence a
nd of rience, oil on canvas 24x18
Cristina Bunello 'Undercurrent'
The Peter O'Kane Award in conjunction with the Royal Dublin Society: Solo Exhibition at Cavanacor Gallery
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