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Daniel Greaney

Previous AA2A artist

Brief description: On the AA2A residency I will be primarily working in print and video. A series of record sleeves featuring individuals against neutral backgrounds will have elements such as flora and fauna from natural history illustrations screen printed on to them. The individuals already present on the record covers act as 'lay figures' onto which a narrative is transposed. An intended new interaction is created between the found object and what is imposed on to it. Each record sleeve is reappraised and the new image is suggestive of paintings representing mythological/devotional/historical subject matter. Secondly a selection of music video clips will be juxtaposed with excerpts from nature documentaries with an outcome similar to the printed record sleeves.

Location: London, UK

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Contact email: d.greaney@wimbledon.arts.ac.uk

Website: http://www.daretojoust.com/daniel_greaney_1.html

About me:

My work is an exploration of the value and legacy of the “sublime’’ in visual art. Rooted in the formulae and endeavours of the 18thC Romantic movement, themes and visual devices emblematic of vernacular painting from that period in art history are appropriated to create new works.

A cognitive approach to the media I work with is adopted, deconstructing and reconfiguring plastics, building materials, the “found object” and household detritus. Paradox is evident in work that is fabricated by the artist’s hand but with the use of prosaic mass-produced materials associated with neither beauty nor aesthetics. These materials are invested with a renewed purpose in an effort to re-evaluate their original source and assimilation into new work.

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