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Temptation Painting

FINTAN WHELAN

Ireland

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 37.4 W x 47.2 H x 1.6 D in

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About The Artwork

Mixed media, raw silk powder and oil on canvas. The canvas is stretched on a wooden frame and artwork is ready to hang. Framing is not required. This artwork was created using fine Kremer pigments and hand-stretched canvas (of 380g quality). A thin layer of varnish protects the artwork against UV light and dust. The artwork is signed on the back and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. NOTE: The images in situ are computer generated, might not be to scale and serve for illustration purposes only. About my work: My latest series of works crystallise random elemental gestures, which offer a powerful metaphor for the cycle of life that has further inspired me to expand my explorations to include my belief of one universal energy flowing through everything in my work. Though abstract in appearance, the work has a strong organic presence. My canvases with their innumerable nuances allow me to speak about time, space, energy, movement. And thus, about life. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, my work swirls like painterly voyages of the consciousness and draws attention to the beauty, fragility and vulnerability of our environment.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:37.4 W x 47.2 H x 1.6 D in

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Fintan employs a distinctive method of painting, an alchemical blend of pigments, oils, and various media. This approach, marked by spontaneity and rawness, captures the essence of his creative philosophy. With colours performing a kaleidoscopic dance on his canvases - that imitates the fluid nature of consciousness. The interplay of light and texture emerges as a signature element in his work. Through this nuanced exploration, he seeks not to imitate nature but to draw inspiration from it, creating a bridge between the familiar and the novel in his artistic expression. Abstraction takes centre stage in the artist's oeuvre, providing a canvas for non- figurative exploration. Yet, he challenges the traditional notion of abstraction, viewing it not as a label but as an inherent part of every artistic process. His abstract artworks, rich in emotional depth and intellectual resonance, invite viewers on a journey into the unknown, echoing Mark Rothko's assertion that "a painting is not a picture of an experience but is the experience." Fintan Whelan was born in Dublin and has spent his adult life in Ireland, Spain and Germany (his current home). He is a resident artist at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre (London), CICA Museum (Seoul) & Pouch Cove Foundation (Newfoundland, Canada). His Water Dance Series was featured in a large installation in Palazzo Bembo during Venice Art Biennale in 2022.

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