Renowned artist for Liss Ard Country House show

May 16th, 2015 3:02 PM

By Southern Star Team

Tom Climent, with some of the work which will be on show at Liss Ard Country House in Skibbereen.

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LISS ARD Country House in Skibbereen, which is now fully open to the public, will be the location for an exhibition of work by renowned artist Tom Climent.

Tom, who works from his studio in Cork, produces paintings of figurative, urban and landscape subjects, sometimes referencing the history of painting in his works. His most recent work tends to focus on the creation of a structured space, while investigating the boundaries between abstraction and representation.

The paintings in the show at Liss Ard Country House will be focused on spatial constructs and how they might provide a structured space for our environment. The exhibition will be opened on Saturday, May 23rd at 2pm, by Eoin McGonigal, chairman of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Tom’s work process is largely intuitive – the act of painting for him starts a process of discovering unintended compositions and relationships, of finding logic and meaning in the unique situation that emerges.

The first marks and shapes are catalysts for a process that requires him to constantly re-evaluate what’s important so he can find out what the painting will be.

His work is in the collections of the Irish Central Bank, The National Treasury Management Agency, University College Cork, University College Dublin, The Smurfit Business School, AIB Bank, The National Self-Portrait Collection, NCB Stockbrokers, Cork City Council, The Office of Public Works, and Cork Institute of Technology.

His paintings, which are coming to Liss Ard House, comprise: Mountain Machine: oil & plaster on canvas, 214x184 cm; Antares: oil on canvas, 183x167 cm; Transducer: oil on canvas, 145x102 cm; Basin: oil on canvas, 122x107 cm, and Vessel: oil on board, 92x61 cm

His previous solo exhibitions have taken place at various prestigious venues, including The Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, The Hunt Museum, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Triskel Arts Centre, The BlueLeaf Gallery, The Fenton Gallery, The Luan Gallery and The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery.

For prices on these, or to view more of Tom’s work, contact him on 086 8596156 or email [email protected]

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