In her art, Deirdre Ronan reflects on the nature of relationships and her work with both the families of offenders and victims of child sexual abuse.
Author Archives: Square in the Circle
Square in the Circle is a blog featuring responses to contemporary art. You can find it at squareinthecircle.com.
Curios About: Debt Liberation by Eamonn Farrell
In this photo from a series, fine artist Eamonn Farrell aims to explore our relationship with the natural world and the man-made institutions around us.
Curios About: Glass Ceiling by Adebayo Flynn
With this work, the artist wants to make the reader to feel uncomfortable. “Hopefully the audience will fill in the reasons why I made it so raw and brash,” he says.
Curios About: After You by Damien O’Connor
In this animated short, Damien O’Connor seeks to capture 60 years in the life of a Dublin doorman as he watches the city he loves change around him.
Curios About: Wall of Valhalla by Paul McGrane
Artist Paul McGrane says he wants viewers to feel they have entered a fantastical realm of colour and movement. Click through for the full painting.
Curios About: Parasocialising by Mark O Gorman
With this pop-art-esque work, artist Mark O Gorman aims to make you feel like “a person stuck behind a screen trolling through happy images on the internet”.
Curios About: The Garden of Earthly Delights by Aoife Ward
“It’s important that artworks come from an honest place, and this installation is my insides turned out,” writes Aoife Ward. The latest in our Curios About series on works by Dublin.
Curios About: Untitled by Kate Delaney
This designer-turned-illustrator’s work is inspired by “circus, burlesque artists and the glamour of drag queens”. It’s the latest in our series on works by contemporary Dublin artists.
Curios About: Dongurami (Circle) by Jung A Han
The latest in our series on works by contemporary artists is a portrait by Ireland-based Korean artist Jung A Han. This is just a detail, click through to see the whole thing.
Curios About: Connections by Adelle Hickey
Inspired by emigration, artist Adelle Hickey’s work is meant to “create fragile atmospheres, perhaps to suggest that a . . . piece of us is constantly emerging or slowly ebbing away”.