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Lennon, b.1947

1/3/92B1992

Ciarán Lennon has been described as ‘one of the most important Irish painters currently working in the field of non-objective art’.* He has described the challenge involved in making ‘a painting with detail, interest and figuration and not allow it to be a geometric or biomorphic illusion’.**
Working with a deliberately limited palette, in ‘1/3/92B’ Lennon pushes himself to discover all the nuances that gesture, surface and pigment can offer, clear in the knowledge that all of these add up to more than the sum of their parts.

*Ciarán Lennon, May 27 – June 27 1992, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Exhibition Guide.
**ibid

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions244 x 488 x 10 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 1993
Item NumberIMMA.428
Not on view
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Lennon, 1/3/92B, 1992, Oil on canvas, 244 x 488 x 10 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 1993

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About the Artist

Lennon b.1947

Lennon studied at the National College of Art & Design from 1963 to 1967. He has been awarded the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award twice in 1991 and in 1997. In 1993 he became an elected member of Aosdána and in 1996 he was chosen to represent Ireland at the São Paulo Biennial in Brazil. He lives and works in Dublin. — View Artist »