Inner City

Detail of ‘Subjected Entry’, Oil, Wood Stain on Plywood, 85 x 100 cm.

Hazel O’Sullivan is a visual artist based in Meath. She is a recent graduate of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and will be heading to London in September to undertake an MFA in Fine Art at the Chelsea College of Arts.

‘Balcony Voyeur’, Oil, Wood Stain on Plywood, 70 x 70 cm.

In her first solo exhibition out of college, Hazel presents a series of paintings at the Wilton Gallery, which visually play with colour-blocking and geometric forms. Her particular use of wood as well as her mathematical and architectural style developed as a result of studying at the Academy of Fine Arts M√ľnster in Germany during her Erasmus year.

‘Underground Sort Cut’, Oil, Wood Stain on Plywood, 70 x 100 cm.

The exhibition consists of nine paintings including works from Hazel’s grad show at NCAD. The series of paintings were inspired by an empty dollhouse she created, titled ‘Inner City’, and explore ideas of modernism evident in the architecture of southern California as well as the artist’s locality in Ireland. The paintings were produced during lockdown which strengthened Hazel’s exploration of suburban identity in her work.

‘Subjected Entry’, Oil, Wood Stain on Plywood, 85 x 100 cm.

‘Inner City’ runs from 23 – 30 August 2021 at the Wilton Gallery. To see more of Hazel’s work visit her website and Instagram.