Tuesday, January 4, 2011

RE-WILDING

paintings exploring  present and past attitudes to  the large extinct native fauna  of Europe and America and the reaction engendered by the possibility of the return of such fauna.
Practically speaking, A series of vivid colourful paintings inspired by ancient cave art depicting Pleistoscene animals in  expected and unexpected habitats. A colliding power-play between ancient and modern landscapes, ice age tundra juxtaposed with the wasteland of an abandoned airport.

Also, twisting predator prey relations- in an out of wack world human beings co-opt all positions on the food chain-so I show a pack of me,
Hunting an elk wolf style.  Are we part of or parasite upon, the 'natural world'?



Sophie Iremonger:

 Fusing high-fashion magazine imagery with animalistic idolatry, a primitive folk-art popism that reflects NOW succinctly but rejects the high-tech in favour of a hands-on approach. A glossy ultra modern cave painting, this work perverts core Pop art techniques whilst retaining the Pop-art mass production aesthetic and the movements desire for a fresh new art of now. A eulogy to luscious trash values combined with an energetic franz marcesque delight in animal forms, Seriously primordial yet frothed with the artificial flavor of mass media emphera- these mismatching parts create an Erotic Art Frankenstein. Iremonger has always manifested a strong fascination with the natural world,  producing art saturated with charismatic Mega-Fauna:  it is the artist's intention to communicate her life and vision with all the drama, nostalgia and glamour of the kill.

Resume:

2011:

Group: Feetish, 5 May 2011, Salon sou de cou cou. Weser Strasse 202

Group:    Ongoing exhibition,Gallery St St, Sanderstrasse 26,

Group:    Exploring Animals in Modernism : Animamomoderne @ Kotti-shop 
21/1/2011 4 Adalbert Strasse, Berlin Kreuzberg 


2010:

Group: BIZZARE BIZAAR at PALLAS CONTEMPORARY PROJECTS 25/11/2010- 18/12/2010  111 Grangegorman Road, Dublin 7, Ireland

Group: BERLINARTOWER Kunstmesse 6/10/2010- 1/11/2010 Kindle Brauerie Neukoln, Kranhalle Sud, Werberliner Strasse 50, Berlin, Neukolln.

Solo: NEONDERTHAL 1/10/2010-23/102010 FabLab, Muskauer Strasse 49, Berlin, Kreuzberg.

Group: CANDY HELL, 4/26/6 2010 Salon Sou de Coucou, Weser Strasse 202,Berlin, Nuekolln.

Group: EMPTY SPACE, 27/7/2010-8/8/2010 Galerie Subsuelo, Lubbener Strasse 18,  Berlin,Kreuzberg.

2009: 

Solo:PINK Version 2- erotic shop and erotic art space, 26 schonlein Strasse, Berlin Kreuzberg.

 Solo: PINK VERSION ONE:  Erotic shop and erotic art space,
KunsthausTacheles, oranienburger strasse 56, Berlin, Mitte.

2008:

 Solo: SHADOW CANDY DUNGEON,  Degree show,Granary building, National college of Art and Design,Dublin. 

2007:

 Group: PLEASURES AND WAYWARD DISTRACTIONS, Broadstone Studios, lower Dominic Street, Dublin.

 2006:

 Duet:  THE IREMONGER/TURPIN EXTRAVAGANZA OF EROTIC ART, the Back Loft, Augustine Street, Dublin. 

2005:

 Group: QUADRANT AT BELL-TABLE, Bell Table Arts Centre, Limerick. 

 Group: THE EXPOSITION TO MARK BY CEREMONY THE EXPANSION OF THE GREAT DEFASTENIST EMPIRE, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 

Group: ELECTROWURST 2 , Prenzlauerberg, Berlin.

Group: DER DEFASTEN KUNST BUNKER Cultivate Centre, Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin. 


Education:

Graduated 2008
BA  Honours Fine Art, National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8 Ireland

Contact:

Sophie Iremonger
Phone: 017635473592(deutchland)





Wild Droogs version 2 .  193X193 cm- to be chopped up into individually mounted paintings.AVAILABLE



Out of balance. Feb 2011
 Acrylic on canvas 114X78 cm

AVAILABLE






Wild Droogs in TempleHof feb. 2011 Acrylic on Canvas.
213X274 cm  AVAILABLE
 























Rewilding version 2
213X274 cm Feb 2011. SOLD











Happy hunting Ground Jan 2011
Acrylic on canvas
112X77 cm s AVAILABLE






Rewilding version 1 2011, 213X274 cm,  Acrylic on canvas, AVAILABLE