Andrew is passionate about the processes associated with printmaking, particularly relief and especially linocuts. Generally his work relates to the natural environment and the forms, textures and symmetry found in nature.
He is a full time artist and is largely self taught. This year, Andrew was awarded one of 3 acquisitive prizes of the Silk Cut Award for Linocut prints.
Sentir con los ojos
06.10.2010 to 03.11.2010
"Sentir con los ojos" is the name of the project in which Andrew Donohoe (Tasmania, Australia) worked during his residency at ´ACE, where he made monotypes and photolithographies based on images taken in the streets of the city of Buenos Aires. On Wednesday October 6th took place Andrew´s opening at the Políglota Room.
The work developed during my residency at ´ACE culminating in the exhibition "Sentir con los Ojos" is a series of prints that uses images collected over a period of weeks during my time in Buenos Aires. All the images were collected at a place that I became intrigued with during a visit to Buenos Aires the previous year. For me it is like an exotic jungle filled with both strange yet beautiful plants and insects every time I visit they is more to discover.
Though due to the nature of the micro view they are not easily recogniseable in the manner of iconic monuments or edifices. Rather they are strong forms recogniseable as organic or as strong structual elements when superimposed with drawings using contours in flowing organic forms create an imagined topography.This is the new reality that the layers of imagery create to provide a vision with a texture and depth that invites the eyes to touch as well as feel the images. Various forms reoccur, organic spirals, worn marble,contours fluted in horizontal lines, pitted hammered bronze and triangular and round studs which create strong structual geometric forms.The strength as well as symetry of these forms envoke a feeling of contentment and security for me. Also the pleasure these textures provide is somehow tactile for to the eye. So that when you view the images you can feel the shapes the surface it becomes then something more than two dimmensional.