Thursday, October 26, 2017

WARME NIGHTS, FAT GROUNDE, SWEETE DEWES, AND MISTY MORNINGS - IMAGES

John Cronin Warme Nights... 8 16"x24" 2017 oil on canvas


John Cronin Warme Nights... 6 16"x24" 2017 oil on canvas


John Cronin Warme Nights... 9 16"x24" 2017 oil on canvas

John Cronin Warme Nights... 7  16"x24" 2017 oil on canvas






John Cronin Warme Nights... 10  16"x24" 2017 oil on canvas




John Cronin Warme Nights 2  12"x20" 2017 oil on canvas




John Cronin Warme Nights 1  12"x20" 2017 oil on canvas




John Cronin Warme Nights 4 12"x20" 2017 oil on canvas





John Cronin Warme Nights 5  12"x20" 2017 oil on canvas





John Cronin Warme Nights 12 2017 6'x8 oil on canvas 




John Cronin Warme Nights 32 2017 6'x8 oil on canvas 

John Cronin "WARME NIGHTS, FAT GROUNDE, SWEETE DEWES, AND MISTY MORNINGS" Green On Red Gallery.

WARME NIGHTS, FAT GROUNDE, SWEETE DEWES, AND MISTY MORNING

John Cronin

      Green On Red Gallery, Dublin.
  • 28 Oct - 09 Dec 2017



    • John Cronin
    • Warme Nights, Sweete Dewes, Fat Grounde, And Misty Mornings  2017  
    • Oil on Canvas 41 x 61cms
    The Green On Red Gallery is delighted to announce John Cronin's exhibition of new paintings Warme Nights, Fat Grounde, Sweete Dewes, And Misty Mornings.  This is the artist's first solo exhibition since his very successful solo shows in VOLTA New York in March 2017 and his first solo survey exhibition, ZXX, in the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin 2, in 2016. 
    In an exciting departure for the artist Warme Nights, Fat Grounde,... sees the artist paint in oil on the softer surface of canvas and, in so doing, avails of the fabric's warp and weft with more sonorous results.  Momentary glimpses of the textured panel beneath abruptly concede to fronts of Cronin's best painting.   He makes full use of the possibilities of soaking, bleeding and leaking in the movement of the paint, dragged and scraped across the smaller more intimate panels.  
    The move away from the sheer, sharp aluminium surface and a palette more consistent with the computer age, seems in sympathy with a shift to darker hues and a more reflective mood.  Cronin says :
     When I started mulling over “Warm Nights, Sweete Dewes, Fat Grounde, And Misty Mornings” my preoccupations were with Loss in the modern world, loss of time, privacy, identity and sense of reality. Unfortunately, personal loss suffocated these thoughts and “Warm Nights, Sweete Dewes, Fat Grounde, And Misty Mornings” became a  different beast.
    ...Sometimes a softly spoken word has more effect. 

    Warme Nights, Fat Grounde, Sweete Dewes, And Misty Mornings is the 16th C. description of the ideal time to harvest saffron, an action that is achievable by the human hand alone.

    More extended opening times will be announced for Dublin Gallery Weekend, 2017.

    Location

    ZXX John Cronin Catalogue available online






      ZXX John Cronin Catalogue










    Description

    Published occasion of the exhibition ZXX, by John Cronin at the RHA during November and December, 2016 the full colour catalogue ZXX John Cronin with essay by John Yau, is now available at the RHA front desk and online.
     Purchase online through RHA at -    ZXX John Cronin | RHA


    Thursday, November 24, 2016

    FRIEZE



    CRITIC'S GUIDE - 24 NOV 2016
    GEMMA TIPTON

















    John Cronin, ZXX 8, 2015, 1.2 x 1.8 m, oil on aluminium. Courtesy: the artist and RHA Galleries, Dublin


    John Cronin
    16 November – 21 December

    If Yuri Pattison looks at how technology both abets and overwhelms, John Cronin draws ideas of artificial intelligence and augmented reality into his lush abstract oil on aluminium paintings. Endeavouring to explore, and depict, how evolving technologies shape and alter perception, the results are a feast. At first, the 14 works simply shimmer and attract. There are rainbows worth of rich and vibrant colours and, with the largest pieces more than five metres long, there’s a lot to grab the attention. Spend time with them, and patterns emerge. The ZXX of the works’ titles (all except for two earlier pieces Augmented Reality (2011) and Standard Deviations (2013)) refers to the US Library of Congress category for books which contain ‘no linguistic content,’ as well as to a covert typeface, designed by Sang Mun, to avoid optical character recognition. ZXX (8) (2015) hints at patterns or reflections of trees on water, or perhaps recurring lines of blue-green data, overlaid with bright orange spots – either interference or perfectly spherical algae. Again, in ZXX (15) (2016) the forms are either teeming amoeba or patterns of code. Cumulatively, Cronin has created his own abstract language that visualises the usually unseen deep data that structures our lives.





    John Cronin, ZXX 8, 2016, 1.8 x 3.6m, oil on aluminium. Courtesy: the artist and RHA Galleries, Dublin

    Sunday, November 20, 2016

    CODEBREAKER




    CODEBREAKER


    There is a preview of ZXX by Luke Naessens in current (Winter) edition of the Irish Arts Review.





    Saturday, November 19, 2016

    JOHN CRONIN - ZXX - ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY, NOVEMBER 16TH - DECEMBER 21ST.








    ZXX - 2016 - 6'x12' 183x366cm oil on aluminium




    ZXX - 2015 - 4'x6' 122x182cm oil on aluminium





     ZXX - 2016 -  4'x18' 122x549cm oil on aluminium






     ZXX - 2015 - 4'x6' 122x182cm oil on aluminium





     ZXX - 2016 - 4'x6' 122x182cm oil on aluminium





    Detail







    Detail




    ZXX - 2016 - 6'x12' 183x366cm oil on aluminium






     ZXX - 2014 - 4'x6' 122x182cm oil on aluminium





     ZXX - 2016 -  4'x18' 122x549cm oil on aluminium






    ZXX - 2015 - 4'x6' 122x182cm oil on aluminium




     ZXX - 2016 -  4'x18' 122x549cm oil on aluminium





    ZXX - 2013 - 4'x6' 122x182cm oil on aluminium





    ZXX - 2016 - 6'x12' 183x366cm oil on aluminium






    ZXX - 2016 - 4'x6' 122x182cm oil on aluminium





    ZXX - 2016 - 4'x6' 122x182cm oil on aluminium