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Sinéad Breslin’s (B. 1986, Limerick, Ireland) work builds on the figural, whether set in landscapes or indoors; but the figure is more a point of departure than a formal end in itself. Her subjects are often family members or friends but are not so much portraits as internalized and psychologized images, redolent with the complexities of the family romance. A number of her paintings involve seascapes and water, a reflection both of her particular roots in the Irish Isle and the mystery of the universally changeable ocean. Others are closely-drawn, deeply-painted still lifes – half-filled goblets, burning cigarettes, fresh flowers – where the absence of person is palpable.

Formally, her paintings are strongly brushed and generally rely on bold juxtapositions of color. Compositionally, they are not limited to strictures of time and space but draw freely on imagery incorporated from dreams, memories, fears and desires, with context and placement free of strictly perspectival limits, somewhat allusively referencing the freedom of pre-Renaissance composition. In sum, her paintings repay one’s contemplation. Distinctively post-Katzian, they go beyond the flatness of pictorial space through complexities of form and subject; and are at once intensely multivalent, layered and interior.

Breslin studied Fine Art at the University of the West of England, Bristol (B.A., M.A.). She has been featured in solo exhibitions in England and Russia and, most recently, with Mauger in New York; as well as in a number of group shows. Her artist residencies include Galleri in Bristol, Secret Art in Moscow, and Palazzo Monti in Milan-Brescia. Her work is held in major collections in the US, UK, Italy, Ireland and Singapore.

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Selected Works
2019
Oil on canvas
55 x 55 inches (140 x 140 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Luda at the Stables

2019
Oil on canvas
55 x 55 inches (140 x 140 cm)

2017
Oil on canvas
55 x 55 inches (140 x 140 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Arfus

2017
Oil on canvas
55 x 55 inches (140 x 140 cm)

2018
Oil on canvas
67 x 59 inches (170 x 150 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Batumi

2018
Oil on canvas
67 x 59 inches (170 x 150 cm)

2018
Oil on canvas
55 x 55 inches (140 x 140 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Beached

2018
Oil on canvas
55 x 55 inches (140 x 140 cm)

2017
Oil on canvas
70.8 x 70.8 inches (180 x 180 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Bowery

2017
Oil on canvas
70.8 x 70.8 inches (180 x 180 cm)

2017
Oil on canvas
63 x 63 inches (160 x 160 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Isibeal

2017
Oil on canvas
63 x 63 inches (160 x 160 cm)

2018
Oil on canvas
70.8 x 70.8 inches (180 x 180 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Sandpit

2018
Oil on canvas
70.8 x 70.8 inches (180 x 180 cm)

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Broken Phone
Exhibitions
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