Orfhlaith Egan paints A Soft Day and more
As an Irish and Berlin based artist, I explore the deeper memory world of archetypes and how they resonate in the landscape around us.
I am a self-taught artist having completed a degree in History of Art at Trinity College Dublin in 1999.
Growing up in the West of Ireland influenced my exploration of memory and imagination, both of which are central to my work and rather than specific places or people are a deeper reflection on nature and the ways it can develop my experience of the present, by means of a generational memory that is a thread I try to tease out in my paintings, unravelling the hidden ecstasies and agonies that our natural surroundings hold.
All my digital work is born from my physical paintings, digitally enhanced, manipulated, many to the point of abstraction whereby colour becomes the primary communicator. These new discoveries and methods of creating have helped me overcome blocks in my artistic and emotional comprehension, courage to go against the grain and resist clinging to a single approach, instead working intuitively for an audience of one, switching from paint to collage to photo editing and back again. Without judgement, a desire for validation, or awareness of competition. It has brought me full circle to where I began.
I like to think that my artwork is optimistic and positive, creating a space for curiosity and reflection. Some pose questions in the abstract, while others simply a reason to stop, look, take a breath and remember.
As a self-employed professional artist I want to give you the very best value, quality and service that I can. All my original paintings are made on quality material, painted by hand and inspected carefully.
Please contact me if you have any questions about my art and studio practice.
Berlin, 29th March 2022
3 of my artworks hang in the HSE Corporate Finance Center, Irish Government Building, Dublin, Ireland.
+7 million GIF views giphy.com
See my Digital Art here: https://www.linktr.ee/orlainberlin
See my exhibition list here: https://www.orfhlaithegan.com/about.html
See my Irish art studio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29oHYxBBDio
See my most recent art staging here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzPjkMDeq4Q
My painting Matterhorn features on the cover of Mountains and the German Mind Tranlations from Gessner to Messner 1541-2009 Edited by Sean Ireton (University of Missouri) and Caroline Schaumann (Emory University)
Irish Studio: Dooras, Cornamona, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Berlin Studio: Krischanweg 42b, 12359 Berlin, Germany.
Telephone: 0049 151 64551371
Live painting at Ulm Messe 2019 - photo by Alexander Hutner