This comprehensive book acts as a catalogue raisonné of the work of Irish artist Janet Mullarney and showcases the diverse, innovative, personal and original nature of her work over the last 40 years.
Born in Dublin in 1952, artist Janet Mullarney works between Ireland and Italy. Largely self-taught, she attended the Accademia di Belle Arti, and Scuola Professionale di Intaglio, in Florence. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland, Mexico, Italy, China, and USA. Provocatively, she embraces a marginal position between two countries and between art forms and practices: figurative, when the world craved abstraction; a carver when those skills were decried by the avant-garde; architectural and object-based, when sculpture seemed to be moving towards video and photography. Ultimately her work is driven by a search for psychic freedom and balance. While the external targets of oppression are present and obvious, Mullarney’s work is focused on more self-imposed restraints.
Published by Irish Academic Press Hardcover 260 pages 278 x 240 mm ISBN 9781788550925
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