‘Inner-City’ Solo Exhibition at The Wilton Gallery, 2021. Glasthule Road, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

“Within this particular body of work, I started my process with an empty dollhouse. I occupied the empty space with meticulously positioned cardboard paintings which offered a combination of different architectures...This dollhouse, titled ‘Inner-City’, acts as a maquette for this series of paintings.”
This exhibtion is the first solo show by Hazel O’Sullivan a The Wilton Gallery. The new body of work explores perception and perspective and centres on her interest in perspective.

A recent graduate from NCAD with a BA in Fine Art Painting and
Critical Cultures, Hazel is unafraid to experiment with different mediums; oil paint and wood stain on plywood, the quality of the
wood grain forming a critical aspect of the compositions of her work. Occasionally she will use acrylic onto cardboard boxes, enhancing the illusions of perspective and depth central to her work. Ideas of utopian architecture interest O’Sullivan; Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Broadacre City’ and Ursula Le Guin’s ‘The Dispossessed’.

O’Sullivan’s practice engages with the complex questions of modernism and the domestic space. She removes the differences between exterior and interior space and forms immersive senses of space and architecture.

HAZEL O’SULLIVAN / hazosullivan@gmAIL.COM