December 2016 - January 2017
Eimear Tynan’s work explores the landscape as a repository of memory and ritual. In her new body of work, Tynan has created a series of small oil paintings which represent mystical landscapes. The murky images reference the landscape at dawn or dusk, times of magical possibilities. Using oil glazes, Tynan has layered imagery, revealing parts of a scene while obscuring others. In these enigmatic images, there is more going on than we can see. Inspired in part by re-imaginings of the mystical landscapes of Renaissance paintings, the work evokes a sense of artifice and theatricality.