. WHOI IS JACINTA?
I am strongly influenced by abstract expressionists and the spontaneity of their process. I enjoy using mixed media and layering drawings with various geometric shapes. It is the repetition of the shape that is important, so it becomes impossible to tell the beginning or the end of the drawing. I use the intensity of circles or triangles to compose an image giving an illusion of infinity. This experimental work uses delicate paper with layered mixed media, including chalks, washes and inks to create a rawness, reflective of the organic power of nature. I am mindful of preserving a natural flow when I draw so that each component is considered but not deliberate. It is the wondrous and magnificent patterning of shapes and colours in nature that inspires my work.
2020 – Imagine, Online Exhibition. | 2020 – United States of Emotion Exhibition, Portobello, Dublin. | 2020 – United States of Emotion Exhibition, Rathfarnham, Dublin. | 2019 – United States of Emotion Exhibition, Naas. | 2019 – United States of Emotion Exhibition, Tallaght, Dublin. | 2019 – United States of Emotion Exhibition, Rathmines, Dublin. | 2017-2018 – Inspire Gallery, 4-Group Shows. | 2016 – Irish Georgian Society, Solo Show. | 2012 – Cabra Library Gallery Space, Solo Show.| 2011 – Pop Up Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire. | 2008 – Cabra Library Gallery Space, Solo Show. | 2007 – Dun Laoghaire English School, Solo Show. | 2005 – Signal Arts Centre, Solo Show. | 2004 – Dun Laoghaire Art School, B.A. Show. | 2003 – Exhibit in Sculpture in Context, Botanical Gardens, Dublin. | 2001 – Redfern Warehouse, Group Show. | 2000 – TAFE Sydney, End of Year Show. | 1999 – TAFE Wollongong, Group Show
Contemporary Music Society Temple Bar, Dublin. | National Chamber Choir, National Concert Hall, Dublin. | Music Network, National Concert Hall, Dublin. | Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. | St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Dublin. | Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. | Blackrock Hospice, Dublin. | The Quaker Nursing Home, Rathfarnham, Dublin. | Jack and Jill Foundation Head Office, Kildare. | HSE Sallins, Kildare.
Jacinta Painting Under Trees
for Jacinta O’Reilly, (Annaghmakerrig, Easter, 2015)
Jacinta is painting under trees, capturing every note of the birds’ songon a canvas that is netting the spring air. From here, she is a child or a 1950s mother hauling out a quilt to dry on the clothes line, something deemed unseemly now for gardens. My mother saw a full line of bright white nappies flapping in the wind, the pristine fruit of her morning. Jacinta hangs her work from the trees on Easter branches, buds ready to burst, daffodils smears of yellow in the grass, a black bird scuffling among the dead leaves of the beech hedge. Jacinta leaves the painting out on the grass overnight and tends it with a blue bucket in the morning. Is she adding to it or plucking off what it has snared? The stray feathers of a crow or a bee that has trespassed in the paint? Perhaps the course hair of a puzzled creature that sniffed it and this minute carries off the colour to its lair? When this painting hangs, will it hold the outside in? Does it know it is en plein air? I have never seen a painter work like this and envy her the chance to play which is surely what art is.
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