Sean Hanrahan

Category: Silkscreen

Whispering ear/s. Silkscreen, gouache and spray paint on Linen 30cmx30cmx3cm 2018

Urban Fudge. Indian Ink, Silkscreen and spray paint on Canvas 30cmx30cmx3cm 2018

 

 

Fragmentation.(division) 4 colour Silkscreen, Aerosol spray-paint and Acrylic paint on Linen 61cmx81cmx4cm, 2017/18

Fragmentation.(division) Silkscreen and Aerosol spray-paint on primed Linen 61cmx81cmx4cm, 2017.

Fragmentation.(division) Silkscreen and Aerosol spray-paint on primed Linen 61cmx81cmx4cm, 2017.

Fragmentation.(Wheel of Descent) Silkscreen, Aerosol spray-paint and Goauche on Linen 37cmx45cmx3cm 2018

Fragmentation.(reflection) Silkscreen and Aerosol spray-paint on primed Linen 32cmx40cmx2cm 2017

Silkscreen and Aerosol spray-paint on Canvas 2017/18

Fragmentation.(blind vision) Silkscreen, Aerosol spray-paint and Indian ink on Canvas 61cmx61cmx2cm 2018

Fragmentation (Escape from the City) Silkscreen, Aerosol spray-paint and Indian ink on Canvas 61cmx61cmx2cm 2018

Area Folly. Silkscreen and Aerosol spray-paint on canvas 40cmx40cm

Unseen Sinking. Silkscreen and Aerosol spray-paint on canvas 40cmx40cm

Silkscreen and Aerosol spray-paint on Plywood 2017

Substitute for a Mirror. Silkscreen and Aerosol spray-paint on Plywood, 54cmx74cm 2017

First Follower. Silkscreen, Aerosol spray-paint and on primed Plywood. 2017

First Follower. Silkscreen, Aerosol spray-paint on primed Plywood. 2017

Battle of the Bots. Silkscreen, Aerosol spray-paint on primed Plywood. 2017

 

The House of Ord and ‘The Bandwagoneers escape under a hail of fire’. Silkscreen on primed Plywood

 

The Bandwagoneers escape under a hail of fire. 7 colour Silkscreen on primed Plywood 51cmx61cm. 2015

The House of Ord. 4 colour Silkscreen on primed Plywood 77cmx122cm. 2016

The House of Ord. 4 colour Silkscreen on primed Plywood 77cmx122cm. 2016

Night Frightens the Day/Калі ноч палохае дзень. Silkscreen on primed plywood, 81cmx121cm series of 6.

 

no.1 Night Frightens the Day:Калі ноч палохае дзень. Silkscreen on primed plywood, 81cmx121cm 2014.

no.1 Night Frightens the Day:Калі ноч палохае дзень. 6 colour Silkscreen on primed plywood, 81cmx121cm 2014.

In January 2014, the VCCA (Centre of Contemporary and Modern Art) Vitebsk, Belarus invited me to to host a solo show as part of their International Artist program. My initial response was to create a body of work that reflected similarities between Belarusian and Irish/European traditional cultures. This led to research in folk art, medieval hunting imagery, traditional 17th century Russian Lubok wood-cut prints and Italian Renaissance art. The re-discovery of Botticelli’s Primevera (1492) influenced the use of plants and foliage as motifs to form new psychological ideas based on veiled or hidden meaning. Parallel to this, I began to resolve the technical aspect of producing the work through the use of Photography and Silkscreen on primed plywood. By March 2014 it became clear that the work was to take on a more psychological rather than a cultural direction. This was reinforced by a visit to the Centre of Contemporary Culture Barcelona (CCCB), where I had the opportunity to view the extraordinary exhibition Metamorphosis: Fantasy Visions in Starewitch, Svankmayer and the Quay brothers – four key figures in animated film who drew on the phantasmagoric and grotesque. This experience further influenced me in creating imagery for Калі ноч палохае дзень, the result of which has personal meaning and is intended to invoke psychological memories and experiences in the viewer.

Opening of Night Frightens the Day V.C.C.A Minsk July 2015

Opening of Night Frightens the Day,  Centre for Contemporary Art, Minsk. July 2015 in Association with ARTPLAZ (Minsk, Prague)

       

Poems for a Fugitive. Silkscreen on Steel 31cmx40.5cm

 Poems for a Fugitive 31cmx40.5cm

3 colour silkscreen on steel 2015

 

 Poems for a Fugitive 31cmx40.5cm

4 colour silkscreen on steel 2015

 Poems for a Fugitive 31cmx40.5cm

4 colour silkscreen on steel 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm.

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonded Warehouses are photographs of the iconic and historic Bonded Warehouse buildings at the Port of Cork, Ireland. The Bonded Warehouses have held a particular fascination for me since moving to Cork city after graduating in 2005. In the late evening on the 31st of October 2014 I took a series of photographs of the Warehouses. I selected 3 images from that series, and through my ongoing experimentation with the halftone printing process, I have transposed these selected photographic images into ‘Fine Art prints’, using the medium of Silkscreen.

Klodetta.

Klodetta. 4 colour Silk screen, image size 60cmx40cm. 2013

Klodetta. 4 colour Silk screen, image size 60cmx40cm. 2013

Klodetta represents a series of photographs of my wife Masha Falaleeva. The works emphasis, is based on experimenting with the Halftone pixelated process to create fine art Print based Portraiture. I first became familiar with Halftone as a mass printing technique by looking under a magnifying glass at newspaper photographs and 1970’s book covers and illustrations. After graduating from college and looking for new means of research, I found myself once again looking at Halftone, this time by passing by everyday, low lying advertising billboards. This close up physical encounter gave me a new sense of Halftone as a means of visually reproducing imagery. I incorporate the depth of perception that Halftone brings to visually reproduce imagery into my own work, as is with Klodetta. The Halftone process of printing, which effectively replaced wood-engraving and lithography in the illustration of story’s; particularly newspapers and books, is its self becoming redundant by on-line technology and new methods of printing for media and advertising. Klodetta is a sort of mediation, between art and technology.

Klodetta. Etched Steel and Aerosol spray paint 50cmx43cm, 2012.

Klodetta. Etched Steel and Aerosol spray paint 50cmx43cm, 2012.

Klodetta. 3 colour Silkscreen 56cmx76cm 2015

Klodetta. 3 colour Silkscreen 56cmx76cm 2015