needle, acid and brush

Stephen Lawlor
28 March – 27 April, 2019

Stephen Lawlor’s practice includes painting printmaking and sculpture.
Lawlor’s work is an ongoing engagement with European painting from 1400 to 1800. These works are made through a process of appropriating elements from selected paintings and combining and juxtaposing them through loose mark making with needle, acid and brush, portraying the emotional potency of colour and light.

Between landscape and the human form, abstraction and figuration the artists’ paintings and prints explore and open up something in our collective memory of images that can be familiar or obscure, ghost-remnants of icons that stretch backward in time. According to Lawlor ‘’I see them as small windows into a hazy subconscious.’’


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