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About Éadaoin Glynn
Éadaoin [aid-EEN] Glynn is a self-taught artist living and working in Cork, in the South of Ireland. She studied literature instead of art and approaches her painting practice like writing, building layers of colour into 'visual poems.'
"Just as a writer builds words and rewrites, my paintings are built up with layers of colours and marks laid down over time, exploring and abstracting my response to memory and place."
Her work is inspired by nature, memory, Irish literature and mythology. Recent exhibitions include the London Art Biennale, 2021 and her paintings are in private collections worldwide.
I paint visual poems
"There's a freedom in being self-taught: I'm inventing my own painting language. I paint gestural, abstract expressionist paintings, with colours and mark making inspired by my walks.
I rarely use brushes, using DIY tools and gestural dance-like movements instead. The physicality of how I move, where I stand, how I apply paint and my choice of medium are all part of my response.
Sometimes I paint with thick layers of oil paint and cold wax medium. Sometimes I pour, spatter and drip petal-thin layers of acrylic."