Through the artist’s eye

His 6.5ft x 5ft canvas, 'Now You See Me'.

GALLERY Interlude, a joint project between Contact Studios and Lucky Lane, will present ‘Through My Eyes’, its latest pop-up show with works by Contact Studios artists.

 Next weekend’s show is by Ciarán O’Sullivan, a long qualified teacher of art and a maker of art, his medium being painting. View ‘Through My Eyes’ on the evening of Friday August 9, 7pm-9pm, and continuing Saturday 10 from 11am-5pm, Sunday 11-4pm and Monday 12  from 11am-3pm. Free entry at all times to Lucky Lane’s indoor space on Catherine Street.

Everyone is welcome to join the Gallery’s opening night party at fellow partner The Glen Tavern, having attended the launch event earlier.

“I have been a portrait artist for over 20 years,” O’Sullivan comments. “The subject matter for my paintings are my family, friends, work colleagues and myself.

“They are painted in a very expressive manner whereby I combine techniques such as dripping paint, splats and blobs of paint, scraping, scratching, as well as more conventional painting methods, in a complex layering process,” he explains.

“I also work with various transparencies and glazes, drying at different rates to achieve a contrast of textures. More recently, I began isolating areas of canvas to build up the layers, while leaving other areas entirely blank — the untouched canvas becoming part of the finished piece.”