places and non places

(2007-2008)

media: painting, digital collage

concepts: place, energy, society

Inspired by French ethnologist and author Marc Augé's book Non-Places, Places and Non-Places was based on the hypothesized idea of "non-place". Essentially a non-place is a building or area that causes no memories or holds no identity. Examples include shopping centres, airports and storage units. Although these places serve as functional centres, they do not inspire the creation of any solid memory, as they are not a place in themselves, but simply functional.

The paintings and digital works created for this project attempt to associate some form of ideological memory with the viewer toward these non-places. The project began in 2007 and was completed in 2008

Caramel

Oil and Wax on Canvas 2007, 134 x 199cm

A painting about placelessness, war and energy.

a painting from the series Places and Non-Places

After Chaos We Rebuild

Oil and Wax on Canvas 2007, 125 x 207cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'

a painting from the series Places and Non-Places

Feet Squared in Notions of Exterior

Oil and Wax on Canvas 2008, 62 x 45cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'. This work was exhibited at the Claremorris Open Exhibition 2008.

a painting from the series Places and Non-Places

Under Identity

Digital Print on Paper 2008, 32 x 26cm

A digital collage from the series 'places and non-places'

a digital print from the series Places and Non-Places

Woke Up and Thought This Ain’t Exactly Heaven…Does It Get Any Worse?

Digital Print on Paper 2008, 21 x 28cm

A digital collage from the series 'places and non-places'

a digital print from the series Places and Non-Places

A Little Patch of Sky to Call My Own

Oil on Canvas 2007, 50 x 50cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'

a painting from the series Places and Non-Places

Like Pompeii

Digital Print on Paper 2008, 23 x 22.5cm

A digital collage from the series 'places and non-places'. This work was exhibited in Waterford in 2008.

a digital print from the series Places and Non-Places

Supermetropolitonia

Oil and Wax on Canvas 2008, 324 x 199cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'. This was the final work in the series.

a painting from the series Places and Non-Places

Prometheus' Gift (The separation of man from beast)

Oil on Canvas 2008, 180x320cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'.

a painting from the series Places and Non-Places

The Essential, The Universal

Oil and Wax on Canvas 2008, 188 x 135cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'. This work was exhibited at the Claremorris Open Exhibition 2008.

a painting from the series Places and Non-Places

Ekala (Ghosts in Non-Places)

Oil and wax on canvas 2007, 142 x 320cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'

a painting from the series Places and Non-Places

An Alternative to Packing

Oil on Canvas 2008, 62 x 45cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'. This work was exhibited at the Joan Clancy Gallery in 2008.

a painting from the series Places and Non-Places

Farewell County Dubai

Oil and Wax on Canvas 2008, 150 x 119cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'

a digital print from the series Places and Non-Places

Feet Cubed in Notions of Interior

Oil on Canvas 2008, 62 x 45cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'

a digital print from the series Places and Non-Places

Memories In The Walls of a Non-Place

Oil and Wax on Canvas 2008, 150 x 119cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places

a digital print from the series Places and Non-Places

Utilitarian

Oil on Canvas 2008, 220 x 169cm

A painting from the series 'places and non-places'

a painting from the series Places and Non-Places