Aidan Dunne of the Irish Times says “Roseanne Lynch’s meticulous examination of light in photography is admirably concentrated and reassured.”
I am intrigued by the quality that is photographic, and by how the photographic process affects the looking. I explore the photograph, as object, as image, as representation, as illusion, as statement; it’s physicality, surface, matter and suggestion. A photograph is something you might imagine you can enter into, but it is a surface and pushes you back.
Uncertainty interests me. I like not knowing, and the understanding held within that unknowing. I am interested in the possibility of a quality of silence and internal conversation when you encounter artworks.
This body of work presents a sustained investigation of light; light that has no material substance and is illusory. This investigation focuses on the (im)material; through it I observe how light moulds and moves, light defining the planes, how our reading of a subject can be altered by its interaction with light – sometimes dramatically.
Enquiry is what I am presenting, an opportunity to bring the viewer into the enquiry. To find an answer was never my intention.
Photographs were shot on 5 x 4 film & the negatives scanned. Images presented 60”x40” lambda prints and A2 prints on metal, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork, Ireland. 14th June – 1st July 2010
“Olafur Eliasson: What is special in the case of conditional experience is, I think, what I sometimes call the introspective quality of seeing: you see whatever you’re looking at, but you also see the way you’re seeing. ….. your experience of the thing is integrated as part of the thing itself.
Robert Irwin: “Perceiving yourself perceiving’ is the phrase I use.
Olafur Eliasson: Or “seeing yourself seeing”- I probably took that from you!”
Taken from Take your time: A conversation, published in the Olafur Eliasson exhibition catalogue Take your time, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Thames and Hudson 2007
Roseanne Lynch lectures in Photography at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork City and is a member of the Blackwater Artists Group. Having recently completed a Fine Art Masters, her experience is as an exhibiting artist and as an art project developer and facilitator. She has worked with both The Irish Museum of Modern Art and The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC where she formulated and delivered art based projects based on current exhibitions to youth, minority and general public groups.
Roseanne’s practice looks at qualities of photography and how the photographic process affects the looking, and therefore the interpretation of a subject is an on going interest. Recurring themes of light, truth, perception and representation, uncertainty and the understanding held within the unknowing are her areas of exploration. She is also concerned with viewer engagement, and creating a space where the viewer is allowed to become aware of their own presence.