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EITHNE JORDAN | Artist Talk

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"I’m not interested in documenting a place. I think they are emotional landscapes, settings for a mood" -Eithne Jordan

ArtNetdlr is delighted to present one of Ireland’s most respected painters - EITHNE JORDAN, to talk about her resent exhibitions at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, RHA Gallery. Hear about artist's urban journeys exploring architecture, interiors and loneliness, the light of early dawn and darkness.

"Since abandoning the energetic, expressionist style that characterized her early work—cultivated while studying in the mid-1980s in Berlin at what was then the Hochschule der Künste—the Irish painter Eithne Jordan has prioritized contemplative stillness and calculated under-statement. Over the past twenty or so years, she has worked in a coolly reserved realist mode, generally focusing her inquisitive gaze on workaday city spaces and nondescript industrial hinterlands.

Many of her best paintings catch moments of fleeting calm within the routine commotion of urban experience: waiting alone at a deserted subway station, passing through sleepy suburban housing projects, walking along sparsely lit backstreets late in the evening without another soul in sight." Writes Declan Long for Artforum.

Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin. She studied at Dun Laoghaire School of Art from 1972-76. She has lived for periods of time in London and Berlin (where she went initially on a DAAD scholarship) and currently divides her time between Ireland and France. She has exhibited widely in Europe, and is a member of Aosdana and the RHA. Her work is in major public and private collections in Ireland, Europe and the U.S.

See the artist’s website here www.eithnejordan.ie

Photo from 'The Irish Art Review' archives.

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