stephen dunne – schizo epiphanies

solo exhibition | strange visions in all your favourite colours...
from saturday, 23rd may 2009sunday, 14th jun 2009

According to the writer Kurt Vonnegut an epiphany or moment of true realisation occurs not when we apprehend God (reality, society, capitalism…) but during those very rare moments when it lets go of it’s almost permanent grip.

This new series of paintings and works on paper by the Irish artist Stephen Dunne explore ink blots, stains and random marks which are used to generate a universe of delirious narrativity.

Through these ruptures in the blank canvas a generative space emerges where the artist can manifest strange gods and monsters, manifestations from the collective unconscious, crystallised enunciations and progressive mutant subjectivities .

A world of fantasms occupying and transmitting from the state of dream, the strangeness of being, of dissolved time and energy trapped in paint. These works attempt to locate those precious moments of anti-epiphany in all your favourite colours…..