‘Geometry, a Line, an Idea of Boundary’ at BA Grad Show ‘NCAD Works’, 2021. National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.

‘Geometry, a Line, an Idea of Boundary’

All paintings above: Oil Paint and Wood Stain on Plywood, 91.5 x 122 x 1.2cm.

‘Linear perspective informs the construction and illusion of space variously present in Renaissance compositions, Minimalism, Suprematism, modern domestic architecture, and interior design. By investigating illusionistic and manipulated space within these contexts – with specific reference to McGarry Ní Eanaigh’s ‘The Pastoral Centre’ in Dunshaughlin, and Pierre Koenig’s ‘Case Study House #22’ in Los Angeles – my work has been inflected with a sharp sense of depth and distance.

Cardboard and plywood have been chosen for their industrial and sculptural qualities, which feeds into research regarding geographical space and structural intervention. Ursula K. Le Guin refers to architecture within a geographical utopian space in ‘The Dispossessed’ (1974) as an image of a wall described as “…mere geometry, a line, an idea of boundary”.

Boundaries, containment and structural integrity combine to form the basis of an immersive constructed space within my work.’

NCAD Works 2021
NCAD Works 2021 is a digital platform celebrating the work of the 2021 graduating students and documenting the series of live events staged at sites across Dublin City, at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and virtually on the 24th - 26th of June, 2021.
Directed and curated by: Rayne Booth

Cardboard maquettes used in the process and displayed alongsinde the degree show above. 
Acrylic paint and pen on found cardboard boxes.

HAZEL O’SULLIVAN / hazosullivan@gmAIL.COM