Padraig Timoney uses a large variety of media and materials for his works, but principally photography, painting and installation. The artist juxtaposes concepts and languages that are necessary to create different levels of meanings that the viewer is invited to decode. With this historical and formal zapping process, Timoney deprives the works of the necessity of style and with technical ability he points out the temporal condition of the work. To look is not a passive act, but it becomes a necessary exercise to stimulate the linguistic and visual skills of the viewer. The works are frequently technically and formally different even if they draw from a common contemporary language. Che meraviglia represents a conversation in a middle class home in which the artist uses a naive technique consisting in flat painting to reconstruct an architectural space and the position each individual has in it.
Oil on canvas
29.06.06 | 28.08.06