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Roanne O'Donnell

Roanne O'Donnell
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The subject of my work is the process of making it, limitation, restriction and repetition. Restricting my materials and with a strict mark-making action, I deliberately control the painfully slow development and direction. It is a twenty-two year investigation.

The mark is a horizontal line. The most direct I know.
The substrate is paper.
Binders are limited to oil and cold wax.
Materials are restricted to ivory black, charcoal and graphite.
The physical process is the repetitive action of markmaking, bending over paper, laid flat, and moving my paint mixtures to create a line, over and over, again and again.
The concept is a question of gemination: ”No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” Heraclitus of Ephesus.
SELECTED PROJECTS(2017-2021)

COCA Project 2021, COCA | Center Of Contemporary Artists, Rome, upcoming 2021
The Creative Room, a.topos International Curatorial Collective, Palazzo Dona Brusa, Venice, 2021
The Enduring Legend of Experience, UFOFABRIK Contemporary Art Gallery, Madrid 2021
VIII Internacional Museo Virtual Mundoarte, 2021
Trento Art Festival, Trentino, Italy, 2021
Realities in the Making, Rossocinabro Contemporary Art, Rome, 2021
Xxiv Certamen De Pintura Indalecio Hernández Vallejo, Valencia de Alcántara, Spain, 2020
Giornata del Contemporaneo, Associazione dei Musei d’Arte Contemporanea Italiani, Rome, 2020
Xxvii Biennal De Pintura Vila De Paterna 2020, Gran Teatre Antonio Fernandis, Valencia, Spain 2020
Il Tempo, Casa Cava, Matero, Italy, 2020
The Verona Art Prize, UFOFABRIK Contemporary Art Gallery, Moena, Italy, 2020
Xxxiv Concurso De Pintura Sanvisens Y Pere Jou, Sitges, Spain, 2020
LOST, Lacuna Festival De Arte Lanzarote and Festival De Arte Fuerteventura, Spain, 2020
Outside the Form, FAB 2020, Fringe Arts Bath Contemporary Art Festival, Bath, UK, 2020
AFTNHS, Artists for the NHS, Covid19, Gallery Different, London, 2020
Surface Work. Solo Show. Toro Spacio, Ronda, Spain, 2018
BLOW. Collaboration with Claire Carswell MA(RCA), Toro Spacio, Ronda, Spain, 2018
Surface Work Solo Show. Antigua Cine, Montejaque, Spain, 2017
Art Reveal Contemporary Art Magazine, Edition 53. 2020
ART Habens Art Review, Article on Surface Work, Edition Spring 2020

COLLECTIONS
Nordnorsk Kulturråd Collection. Tromsø Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway
North Norwegian Museum of Art Collection
Harstad Kommune (Harstad District Council), Harstad, Norway

EDUCATION
M.A. in Contemporary European Fine Art,
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Barcelona, Sep 1997 - Jul 1998
SURFACE WORK 2 in Antigua Cine, Montejaque, Spain
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  • SURFACE WORK 2 in Antigua Cine, Montejaque, Spain
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SURFACE WORK 2 (with detail)
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  • SURFACE WORK 2 (with detail)
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SURFACE WORK 3 (with detail)
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  • SURFACE WORK 3 (with detail)
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SURFACE WORK 13
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SURFACE WORK 19
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  • SURFACE WORK 19
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SURFACE WORK 20
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SURFACE WORK Ratio 2:10 Wet on Wet (with detail)
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  • SURFACE WORK Ratio 2:10 Wet on Wet (with detail)
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SURFACE WORK Ratio 3:10 (with detail)
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  • SURFACE WORK Ratio 3:10 (with detail)
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