Sean Hanrahan

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This Woodblock on Canvas 147cmx167cm is part of the exhibition, Over the Sun, Kazimir Malevich (His legacy and influence on Western Artists). The accompanying text is an extract from the catalog for the Exhibition, 2015.

 

Over the Sun

 

Over the Sun

Kazimir Malevich

(His legacy and influence on western artists)

Selected and organized By Séan Hanrahan

in association with the V.C.C.A Vitebsk, Belarus

Participating Artists, Séan Hanrahan IRE,

Dominic Fee IRE, Josh Dannin U.S.A.

Standing in no.5a on Pravdy str. in Vitebsk on a September afternoon listening to two senior research staff members from the V.C.C.A (Vitebsk Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art) Marina Karman and Elena Gai explain about the historical nature of the building we were in, and the plans for its future, I was immediately struck by the importance of the surroundings I had found myself in. It was here Russian avant garde artist Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935) formed UNOVIS – ‘The Affirmers of the New Art’ group in 1919. It was here also that he wrote and published some of his main theoretical writings, such as Suprematism: 34 drawings.This exhibition is the result of that September afternoon’s conversation and the expressed openness and enthusiasm by the director of the V.C.C.A Andrey Duhovnikov to the proposal of putting the project together. We consider this exhibition as a small beacon of the significant influence Kazimir Malevich has had on Western and Modern art throughout the past 100 years since he painted his Black Square, and of Vitebsk where he taught and wrote many of his theoretical works. I gratefully acknowledge the V.C.C.A and its staff for their support. I would like to thank and acknowledge the Artists involved, Dominic Fee and Josh Dannin who without hesitation got on board, and enthusiastically engaged with the project. I would especially like to thank Masha Falaleeva for her support, dedication and shared vision.

                                                                                             Séan Hanrahan June 2015

banners

Pravdy 5a Banners hanging in the UNOVIS era working and living quarters of Kazimir Malevich

 

Main Exhibition V.C.C.A Vitebsk. On the walls Josh Dannin’s Proposition 06.00145. On the floor Dominic Fee’s modular ‘MonUment’ on UNOVIS era wooden floor tiles. Right, is the screening of the short film ‘Over the Sun’ projected onto blank canvas.

 

Over the Sun documentary Vitebsk 2015

 

Sean Hanrahan exhibition piece/film Over the Sun

 

 

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

 

 

Frank-Fred, the Horse in two minds. Lino cut on steel, mixed media, music carousel. 2013

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In July of 2013 I participated in the International TR5 Residency with Cork Printmakers, Ireland. This Residency and the resulting Exhibition that showcased the result of the 7 participation Artists was part of the Cork Mid Summers festival program. In the accompanying catalogue for the exhibition i wrote my intention for the residency, this statement can be view as a general statement.

“The main objective while under taking the TR5 residency is to realize an idea that i have had for over a year now, which is to create a sculptural/Kinetic art piece that incorporates many elements. These elements will of course include print /prints as a centre piece, most likely linocut on steel. Been a Musician as well as been an Artist i plan to use music as part of the sculptural piece. I mention sculpture, i’ll be more specific in saying that i plan to create a vertical Music Carousel. The main idea behind creating this Carousel is that i want the public/viewer to engage with the piece as opposed to a “work of art” been an object that one can’t touch or is to be held in reverence from a safe distance.”

The work Frank-Fred, the Horse with two minds which is an interactive work that is specifically built for audience/public viewer participation. However, the action to participate is not explicitly stated nor endorsed…it is intended the viewer or viewers enter into action with it out of their own free will. My observations and experience of the action and non-action, created on many different levels an interesting and some times surprising dialogue between Artist and viewer.

Origin. Triptych, etched steel and aerosol spray paint. 3x 32cmx50cm 2013.

Origin

Portraits 2013.

Country Cousin

3

Boy

The Nephew

The Nephew

Jolly

Jolly

 

 

Moth. Silkscreen and Woodblock on paper 2013

Moth.Silkscreen and Woodblock on paper Image size 48cmx35 Paper size 63cmx40cm 2013

Moth.Silkscreen and Woodblock on paper Image size 48cmx35 Paper size 63cmx40cm 2013

Silkscreen and Woodblock on paper Image size 48cmx35 Paper size 70cmx56cm 2013

Silkscreen and Woodblock on paper Image size 48cmx35 Paper size 70cmx56cm 2013

Late Night Device, Oil and aerosol on canvas 61xcm80cm. 2012

 

Late Night Device, Oil and aerosol on canvas 61xcm80cm. 2012

Late Night Device, Oil and aerosol on canvas 61xcm80cm. 2012

Looking Fruit. Site specific work, Art Work Embassy Cork Art trail 2011.

Stories of Death by Dying, 2011

Stories of Death by Dying

 

Busker (Johnny Carter). Linocut on Paper and Cloth, Image size 185cmx102cm 2010

Busker on paper

Busker on paper

 

Busker (Johnny Carter). Linocut on Cloth, Image size (102cmx185cm ) 2010 .

Busker (Johnny Carter). Linocut on Cloth, Image size (102cmx185cm ) 2010 .