MA show at City & Guilds Art School opens 7-15th September, Private view 9th September 6-9pm

 

Lucienne O’Mara

Through my paintings I question the possibility of being separate from what we encounter, both as a body in an environment and when seeing.  It could be said that never ‘just’ see something- visual perception is always a case of you looking at something and that something looking back at you. Also, the way in which we approach any object or situation is largely dependent on whatever pre-existing knowledge or ‘angle on the world’ that we already possess. In a sense, both the act of looking and one’s own assumptions determine what an object, a thing, or a space is.

 

My practice is informed by the activity of looking closely at the gaps between things; at where one thing ends and the next begins and asking whether that interval or space is something that can be defined. Borders and meeting points have become of particular significance for me as a consequence of the current political climate.

 

For me, painting stems from a kind of uncertainty about the nature of the real, and a desire to highlight the fractured way in which we receive visual information; it involves a rethinking and questioning of what is taken for granted in terms of seeing.

 

 

Education

Current – MA Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School

Turps Banana Studio Programme  (2012 – 2013)

City & Guilds of London Art School (2008 – 2011)

BA Hons Fine Art Painting: First Class Degree

Camberwell College of Art & Design (2007 – 2008)

Foundation Diploma

 

Projects

 

2013

⇒ Co-founder of artist led, peripatetic initiative, The Juncture: http://www.thejuncture.co.uk

 

Group Exhibitions

2019

Creekside Open selected by Sacha Craddock

Creekside Open selected  by Brian Griffith

2018

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2017

Steal The Show, Bentinck Street, Glasgow

2016

Anthology, Charlie Smith London

Europa, Transition Gallery

Visions of Abstraction, Gallery Elena Shchukina

Flesh in Focus, Brocket Gallery

 

2015

Art Car Boot Fair

Greater Depths: Redefining Watercolour, Brocket Gallery

Vault Festival

 

2014

Wells Art Contemporary

Best of Bow Arts, selected by Mark Wallinger

Art Car Boot Fair, London, Liverpool, Folkestone

Tete a Tete, Cannes

Preamble, The Juncture, Unit 3

First Come, First Served, Lion and Lamb

 

2013

Freeze 13, The Mayor’s Parlour

Turps Banana Studio Programme Final Show, Vigo Gallery

Turps Banana Studio Exhibition, V22 Exhibition Space

Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery

Art Car boot fair, Brick Lane

Turps Banana Interim Show, Mayor’s Parlour

First Come, First Served, Lion and Lamb

 

2012

House Rules, Simmons & Simmons

Victoria Park Salon, 1, 2 & 3

 

2011

City & Guilds Degree Show

 

2010

VAULT, Lambeth Accord

 

Solo Exhibitions

Sunset Strips and Stains, Brocket Gallery, 2016

Behind Your Burly, Town House Spitalfields, 2014

The Currell Collection, October 2012

 

Collections

Currell

Simmons & Simmons

John Jones

 

Awards

The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers: 2011