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.
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 Münster in Germany during her Erasmus year.
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.