Taking pictures at the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany – 2019.
Hazel O’Sullivan is a 22 year old art student studying at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. She is currently an erasmus student of Professor Klaus Merkel in the Kunstakademie, Munster, Germany.
Hazel’s past work consisted of allegorical and figurative compositions influenced by the tasks given to her while studying in NCAD. She has since travelled abroad and has been introduced to different art genres and movements such as light installation, suprematism and constructivism.
Her current work has a strong sense of architecture and space emphasised by brightly contrasting colours. Her composition and palette has been influenced by her interest in Malevich, El Lissitzky, Mondrian and contemporary artists such as David Hockney, Tom Hammick, James Turrell and Peter Doig.
Line, shape and negative space are key elements in Hazel’s paintings. Buildings, doors, windows or functionless shapes act as portals and entrances to hollowed spaces. Within these negative spaces Hazel creates a sense of light swimming in dream like environments.
Her other artistic influences include Imi Knoebel, Sean Scully, Blinky Palermo, Gerhard Richter, Donald Judd and many more.