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Mary A Waters

Schilderkunst
Mary A Waters | Boy with Flowers | 105x90cm | oil on canvas

Mary A Waters | Boy with Flowers | 105x90cm | oil on canvas

Mary A Waters | 105x90cm | Woman Silhouette with Striped Dress and Sunflower

Mary A Waters | 105x90cm | Woman Silhouette with Striped Dress and Sunflower

Mary A Waters | 105x90cm | Silhouette with Sunflower

Mary A Waters | 105x90cm | Silhouette with Sunflower

Mary A Waters | Museum Ulm DE 2018

Mary A Waters | Museum Ulm DE 2018

Exhibition @ Galerie Sturm & Schober Vienna 2021

Exhibition @ Galerie Sturm & Schober Vienna 2021

Exhibition @ Galerie Sturm & Schober Vienna 2021

Exhibition @ Galerie Sturm & Schober Vienna 2021

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

  • Luxembourg Art Week 2023 | Galerie Sturm & Schober Vienna
    18/06/202418/06/2024
  • Galerie Sturm & Schober Vienna 2021
    18/06/202418/06/2024
  • Galerie Michael Sturm Stuttgart solo 2019
    18/06/202418/06/2024
  • Art Dubai 2018 | Galerie Sturm & Schober Vienna
    18/06/202418/06/2024
  • Stedelijk Museum Kampen solo 2014

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