Organico Cafe is delighted to present work by Cork artist Aoife O'Brien. Aoife's work is subtle yet it draws you in - I concur with her statement below that her work is evocative of places we might have known. This show really is worth a visit!
Visual perception i.e. Interpreting and understanding what we see, is thought to consist of 80% memory and 20% input through the eyes. 1I explore this estimation in my work by offering the viewer depictions or suggestions of imagery, which lead the viewer into his or her own interpretation of what is represented. The aim of the work is to create pictorial spaces, which toy with the viewer’s impulse to believe in them. The fictional compositions hold a tension between reality and fantasy. Anonymity prevails; distancing the viewer from reality, yet the work is strangely evocative of places we sense we might know.
Born in 1987. Aoife graduated with a BA (Hons) from Crawford College of Art and Design in 2009. Following a successful graduate exhibition she was awarded with a bursary studio space in Backwater Artists Group. Since then she has exhibited in Fledglings ’09 and was invited back to CCAD for a two-person show for Culture Night 2009, as well as exhibiting at The Space, South Mall, Cork, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, The Crow Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin and The Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork and most recently in Seen/Unseen as past of Westport Arts Festival 2010. She has also had two solo exhibitions, the first at Basement Project Space, Cork and the second at Backwater Artists Group, Cork. Her work is represented in collections, including the Office of Public Works and Cork Institute of Technology. She is currently undertaking a residency at Belmont Mill Artists Studios, Co. Offaly.