home works texts biography publications archive links contact

EAMON O'KANE

Studio in the woods series, installation views

Scroll down to view works from Studio in the woods series

Eamon O’Kane is an artist not used to restricting himself to one medium. Painting, installation, photography, and drawing are all areas that he has worked widely in. Even within single works there is often a crossover between disciplines, with stop motion animated paintings projected onto sculptural objects and large scale installations that combine drawing, man made objects and organic materials. The themes that he returns to and continues to expand are concerned with the relationship between nature and civilization, our connection to place, to architecture, and the aspirations that we project onto those spaces. In his series of paintings, Studio in the Woods, O’Kane examined the utopic ideal of the isolated retreat. These imaginary studios, inspired by modernist structures, real and imagined, at first hold the allure of a secluded hide out away from the demands of the everyday. But O’Kane’s paintings suggest that architecture will fail us, that the fantasy is just that, and what’s more, the reality may do us more harm than good.

Jacqui McIntosh, 2008

Studio In The Woods XI (After Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater), oil on canvas, 244 x 244 cm, 2003

Private collection, Berlin

 

Studio In The Woods III (After Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater), oil on canvas, 162 x 183 cm, 2003

Private collection, Frankfurt

 

Studio In The Woods VIII (After Elam & Bray), oil on canvas, 162 x 183 cm, 2003

Private collection, Berlin

 

Studio In The Woods VII (After Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater), oil on canvas, 162 x 183 cm, 2003

Private collection, Germany

 

Studio In The Woods XIV (After Van Berkel + Bos), oil on canvas, 120 x 167 cm, 2003

Private collection, Germany

 

Studio In The Woods XII (After Elam & Bray), oil on canvas, 244 x 244 cm, 2003

Private Collection, Coburg, Germany

 

Studio In The Woods, oil on canvas, Private collection, Ireland

 

Studio In The Woods II (After Alvar Aalto), oil on canvas, 162 x 183 cm, 2003

Campus Galerie Collection, Bayreuth, Germany

 

Studio In The Woods IX (After Elam & Bray), oil on canvas, 162 x 183 cm, 2003

Private collection, Cologne

 

Studio In The Woods XVIII (After Elam & Bray), oil on canvas, 162 x 183 cm, 2003

Private collection, Coburg

 

Studio In The Woods VI (After Helmut Jahn), oil on canvas, 167 x 120 cm, 2003

Private Collection, Cologne, Germany

 

Studio In The Woods IV (After Poole House), oil on canvas, 162 x 183 cm, 2003

Private collection, Cologne, Germany

 

Studio In The Woods XV (After Elam & Bray), oil on canvas, 167 x 120 cm, 2003

Private collection, Cologne

 

Studio In The Woods I (After Helmut Jahn), oil on canvas, 162 x 183 cm, 2003

Private Collection, Germany

 

Studio In The Woods, oil on canvas, Collection of the artist

 

Studio In The Woods V (After Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater), oil on canvas, 167 x 120 cm, 2003

Collection of the artist

 

Studio In The Woods XIII (After Thom Craig), oil on canvas, 120 x 167 cm, 2003

Collection of the artist

 

Studio In The Woods, oil on canvas, Collection of the artist

 

Studio In The Woods VIII (After Lacaton + Vassal), oil on canvas, 162 x 183 cm, 2003

Collection of the artist

 

Studio In The Woods XVI (After Helmut Jahn), oil on canvas, 244 x 301 cm, 2003

Collection of the artist

 

Studio In The Woods XVII (After Lacaton + Vassal), oil on canvas, 244 x 301 cm, 2003

Collection of the artist

 

Studio In The Woods, oil on canvas, Collection of the artist

 

Studio In The Woods, oil on canvas, Collection of the artist

 

Studio In The Woods, oil on canvas, Collection of the artist

 

 

© Eamon O'Kane 2008