Ann Kavanagh is a visual artist originally from Kilkenny, now taking most of her inspiration from her local surroundings of Wicklow and Dublin.
Ann works across the mediums of photography and printmaking and a studio member of Graphic and Black Church Print Studios. Ann has participated in residencies at other print studios namely Crown Point Press, San Francisco, Druckstella Printmaking Studio, Berlin and has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Aesthetics of structural manmade forms fuse and clash with the natural in my artworks with a type of fragmented sensitivity, delicateness and refinement, the work presents a serene and solemn calm that comes out of and abstracts into a carefully constructed chaos. This orderly chaos that she looks for in my work reflects on the relationship between two seemingly opposing concepts, the wild and the urban landscape. She abstracts certain elements to create a visual interpretation of my urban (Dublin) and rural surroundings which is predominantly Wicklow, the mountains (*Sugarloaf” series) and along its coastline. The printing process for me is a response to the materials themselves, erasing lines to create lines, mark making on copper and aluminium plates plus the accidental scratches that she chooses to leave, editing until a composition begins to emerge. Each print is developed in conjunction with one another. She works instinctively and as my surroundings become more intense, my emotive response to them is created by layers and depth of colour, contrast, and textures.
She has begun to expand my practice into book binding my prints into artist books.
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