Monday, June 20, 2011

Why bother?



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SO WHY BOTHER?

The wild is not a perpetually flushing toilet nor an ever filling food-bag- it is an intricate web of other nations and our place within it it, yours and mine, past and future, is what this is about. The glamour. nostalgia and erotica of our animal heritage is what I invite you to explore. Is man a parasite or still a great hunter?

About:

Sophie Iremonger:

Born: 1983 Dublin, Ireland,
Lives: in Berlin since october 2008
Educated: BA Fine Art painting, NCAD, National college of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8: http://www.ncad.ie/

 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


C.V:

2011:

Group: 17/06/2011-18/06/2011  Feetish exhibition, Galerie Salon Sou de Cou Cou, Weser strasse 202, Berlin Neukolln

Group: 27/3/2011- present: ongoing group show participant at Galerie St St.

Group:    Exploring Animals in Modernism : Animamamomoderne @ Kotti-shop
21/1/2011 4 Adalbert Strasse, Berlin Kreuzberg
One Night only show

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: http://www.ncad.ie/

Contact:

Sophie Iremonger
website: www.sophieiremonger.blogspot.com
Email: sodroog@hotmail.com
Phone: 017635473592(deutchland)

Details from Opium Monoculture 2 with displaced prairie fauna- please click on photo for larger image


 Pronghorn Antelope detail from Opium monoculture with displaced prairie fauna
 Pheasant detail from the same
 Sphinx Moth detail from the same
Bush cricket detail from the same


 Lost buffalo detail from the same