In his early work Farrell adapted motifs from early Irish art and used them in stylised, hard-edged abstract compositions. He named the style Celtic abstraction and ‘Black and White’ is an example of Farrell’s fusion of early Irish art and current international aesthetic developments.
|Medium||Acrylic on canvas|
|Dimensions||Unframed, 152.6 x 183.2 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992|
|Item Number||IMMA.200 GL|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Irish artist Michael Farrell attended Central St. Martin's College of Art, London. Farrell’s abstracted pop art style paintings became popular in the late 1960s and he represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale in 1967. Though based in France from 1971, Farrell’s conflictual feelings about Ireland and the escalating violence in the North profoundly influenced his work. A member of Aosdána, he exhibited regularly at the Taylor Galleries and is represented in many private and public collections.View Artist
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