Sinead McKillican is a multidisciplinary abstract artist, from the Shannonside City of Limerick. Having studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT) Sinead received a BA (1 st Hons) Fine Art – Painting (2020). Recently, Sinead had work included in this year’s 191st RHA Annual Exhibition, Circuit Art Festival 2021, Galway and K-Fest Art Festival 2021, Killorglin. Previously, Sinead was shortlisted for the 2020 RDS Visual Art Award. Some of Sinead’s awards include works purchased by Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) (2020) and The Hunt Museum, Limerick (2018). Sinead’s career as an Architectural Technician honed her technical acuity and eye for compositions. Sinead’s vision and passion for colour, geometric shapes and materials fuel her interest in fashioning minimal abstract works; non-objective works that blur the boundary between art, design, and architecture.
Sinead McKillican’s work evolves through the process of reshaping, restructuring and layering of materials; activities driven by Sinead’s fascination with art, design, and architecture. Exploration, experimentation, and investigations give rise to a lively process of gathering, layering, culling, and distilling materials. Significantly, Sinead’s physical engagement with materials generally leads to the emancipation of simple geometric shapes, transitioning formal 2D shapes into 3D minimal abstract forms. Transformation methods include the utilisation of folds and curves; techniques that permit the fashioning of relief works that blur the boundary between paint and sculpture. Sinead’s vision is focused on creating thought-provoking elegant aesthetics that manifest through the fusion of simple forms, neutral colours and a limited materials palette, elements key to tantalising the viewers’ tactile and visual senses. Visuals created are free from any literal expression; intended only to serve to induce the viewer’s curiosity and/or natural desire for contemplation. Outcomes reflect Sinead’s interest in spatial awareness, placement, repositioning, and facility to reorientate the work. In essence, her work is a personal expression, a synthesis of intuition, life experiences and critical analysis; a journey intended to fashion lively objects that stimulate optimism.
Title: The Curve (2021)
Dimensions: 200mm (h) x 500mm (w) x 100mm(d)
Medium: Mixed Media: Flexi-plywood/ white deal timber frame/brass fixing/gold metallic paste/orange plastic acrylic sheet
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