Essays

Ciaran Bennett, 2008
The Abstract Expressionists in late thirties and early forties, argued over the exact nature of their work in the Eight Street Club and the Wardour Diner; was there a sympathy between abstraction and expression?. Did the Blavatsky inspired non- objective art of Kandinsky, Mondrian and others, with its theoretical nuances to poetic and arcane metaphors from Theosophy have a distinct correlation to expressionism as internal dialogues from Surrealism.
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Ciaran Bennett, 2007
Mimicry and mimetics, as in mirror neurons, are essential aspects of these paintings. The relationship of time and space as a quintessential momentum of realist representation (the visual sources of which often originate in collage) and the abstract expressionist marks, are semiotic constructs of Mary Theresa Keown‘s practice as a painter.
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