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Mary A Waters

Schilderkunst
Girl with cat

Girl with cat

Oil on canvas

L 105x90cm

Garcia, Giovanni’s brother

Garcia, Giovanni’s brother

Oil on Canvas

L 105x90cm

Giovanni, boy with bird

Giovanni, boy with bird

Oil on canvas

L 105x90cm

Girl with parrot

Girl with parrot

Oil on canvas

L 105x90cm

Biografie

" All of the source images for my work are taken from European (mainly Italian Dutch, Spanish and English)
painting from the 14thto the 19thcentury. These images are seen by most of the western world as embodying the best in us. They are iconic and unquestioned.

Coming from Ireland, a country with a long history of colonization and its aftermath, I see another side of this imagery. In Ireland, these Paintings were not seen as our cultural heritage in the same way they would have been by the English, Dutch or Germans. They carried a message of unattainable superiority and lasting authority, culturally and politically.
[...]
This tension, for me is profoundly interesting and I have been exploring it in my work for many years. I have to stress that I do not look at the images in a sequential, analytical or academic way; I am not an Art historian. I can only describe my study of them as instinctive visually led. Looking at these images I have concluded that they frequently reflect the character of a culture more in their aesthetic than in their content. The values or desires of a society are often allowed only subliminal expression. It seems that for most of us, we can only examine ourselves obliquely. "

Mary A. Waters

Agenda

  • Museum Ulm, Ulm Germany, solo
    01/11/202001/02/2021
  • Pan Amsterdam, galerie Zic Zerp Rotterdam
    16/11/201924/11/2019
  • Galerie Michael Sturm Stuttgart solo
    13/09/201908/11/2019
  • Art Dubai 2018 Galerie Sturm & Schober Vienna
  • Stedelijk Museum Kampen solo 2014

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