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Hurl’s immersive works make use of a distinctive palette that map stages of the artist’s life and mirror preoccupations in her work, such as the muted tones of a martial breakup in Flight, 1989. The abstract background refuses to provide any clues as to how to read these absences and displaced figures. 

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions Framed, 186 x 125 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase,
Item NumberIMMA.4445
Copyright © the artist | Photography Denis Mortell Photography
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Patricia Hurl, Flight, 1989, Oil on canvas, Framed, 186 x 125 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Patricia Hurl b.1943

Irish artist Patricia Hurl studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design. Hurl was a lecturer in Fine Art Painting at the Dublin Institute of Technology and was a member of Temple Bar Galleries and Studios. Together with artist Therry Rudin, she established the Damer House Gallery in Co Tipperary in 2012. A major retrospective of her work took place in IMMA in 2023. She received the Pollock Krasner Award in 2023.


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