For Fintan Whelan, embracing abstraction does not mean a departure from the representational world. Instead, his painting is based on a dialectic principle that facilitates association with the world of things. At times, we seem to recognise a horizon, a reflection, a shadow, with space being split up into the different spatial levels, calling for a different mode of viewing each time. His meticulous way of working offers insight into the balance between control and unpredictability. Chance and risk are allowed full scope, so that intention and the unexpected converge.
Born in Dublin, in 1967. Living in Germany since 2005 and since 2006 in Göttingen.
“After my studies in DunLaoighre School of Art und Dublin Institute of Technology Mountjoy Sq., Dublin, I have taken part in art exhibitions on a national and international level. My work is found in public and private collections in many countries.“
2005 March first solo exhibition, ‘Luz y Espacio’, Museo de Blas Infante, Granada
2006 May-Nov. solo exhibition – Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Hannover
2007 Nov.-Jan. 2008 Kunstmarkt, Hannover
2009 Nov.-Jan. 2010 solo exhibition – Silberstein Atelier, Göttingen
2010 Feb. solo exhibition – Kunst im Quartal, Atelier Block 16, Hannover
2011 Jan. solo exhibition – Horizons, Barista Cafe, Göttingen
2011 July – August solo exhibition – MOTIONS, Lásssiette Gourmande, Gottingen
2011 Nov. Art workshop – EinkaufsART, Göttingen…Read More