MARY ROSE KEANE
Mary Rose Keane is a visual artist, a native of Donegal, now living in Galway on the west coast of Ireland. Keane studied Contemporary Art in Atlantic Technological University. After graduating with a Masters in Social Work. She uses her unique set of skills combining her artistic and social work skills to work in socially engaged projects.
My artwork examines our fractured relationship with the environment. It looks at the conflict between our need for a healthy environment for sustainability and wellbeing. However on the other hand we go about our daily lives and small actions while unintentional are all culminating to inflict further assault on our precious environment. My work also looks at opposing conditions/states such as scarcity v abundance, place v displacement etc.
Abstract concepts explore an emotive response to a place, scene, interaction. It’s about a sense or feeling rather than a representation of a particular scene or object.
My practice is about paint as a medium as well as an interpretation of a subject. I have a preference to work large scale. During the preliminary stage of my work, I often explore the subject using digital editing software and use the imagery to inform my practice. This gets me started on forming shapes and making decisions around colour. I build up the layers and let intuition and process take over until a composition begins to emerge.