BEATRICE O’CONNELL, MFA NCAD 2022 beatriceoconnell.eu
Painting, Drawing, Installation, Video & Animation
Beatrice focuses on the relationship between nature and culture in her multidisciplinary practice that encompasses painting, drawing, animation and video. She is interested in the interaction between humans and environment, particularly the idea of collective behaviour and individual identity. The spectre of climate change looms in Beatrice’s work, specifically the lost connection with nature in a highly technologically mediated society. The representations are of creatures and landscapes in flux. A trace element of human presence is ever palpable. The humble pollinators play a vital role in our global emergency and their decline is a cause for concern. An anxiety and a sense of mortality is felt in the work, not only the insects’ mortality but our own mortality as time marches on.
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