House Visit Series No.1: Aoibhin Maguire | Mayfair London | By Appointment Only

9 March - 9 April 2024
Works
  • Aoibhin Maguire Illuminating 1, 2024 Oil on canvas 17 x 17 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Illuminating 1, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    17 x 17 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire Illuminating 2, 2024 Oil on canvas 14 x 14 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Illuminating 2, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    14 x 14 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire Illuminating 3, 2024 Oil on canvas 14 x 14 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Illuminating 3, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    14 x 14 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire Illuminating 4, 2024 Oil on canvas 17 x 17 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Illuminating 4, 2024
    Oil on canvas
    17 x 17 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire Dreams Worlds, 2024 Acrylic and oil on canvas 150 x 90 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Dreams Worlds, 2024
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    150 x 90 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire I Was Never Just Bones, 2024 Acrylic and oil on canvas 150 x 90 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    I Was Never Just Bones, 2024
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    150 x 90 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire Asteroids on My Shoulders, 2024 Acrylic and oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Asteroids on My Shoulders, 2024
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    30 x 40 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire Moments of Silence, Allowed to Breathe, 2024 Acrylic and oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Moments of Silence, Allowed to Breathe, 2024
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    30 x 40 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire Once I Lived Inside A Crystal, 2024 Acrylic and oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Once I Lived Inside A Crystal, 2024
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    30 x 40 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire Raised by Druid's, 2024 Acrylic and oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Raised by Druid's, 2024
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    30 x 40 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire They Shield Us From the Wondering, 2024 Acrylic and oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    They Shield Us From the Wondering, 2024
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    30 x 40 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire Wet Palette, 2024 Acrylic and oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Wet Palette, 2024
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    30 x 40 cm
  • Aoibhin Maguire Not My Favourite Anymore, 2023 Oil on Canvas 35.5 x 45.5 cm
    Aoibhin Maguire
    Not My Favourite Anymore, 2023
    Oil on Canvas
    35.5 x 45.5 cm
Overview
Daa Art is pleased to announce their new exhibition format, which will take place through a series of home visits held in Mayfair. Every month, one artist is chosen to be the protagonist of the House Visit Series, giving them full focus and platform to showcase their recent works. Full details on address and available slots are shared to the visitor once in contact with one of the Daa Art team.
 
The first artist chosen for the House Visit Series, is Aoibhín Maguire, born in 1997, a painter from Belfast, Northern Ireland, living and working in London. She obtained her BA in Fine Art from Lancaster University and graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting. Maguire has exhibited in group exhibitions across the UK, Ireland, and internationally, including The Lido Stores, Barbican Arts Group Trust, Art on a Postcard, Irving Gallery, Completedworks, The Function Suite, The Tub, Hackney and Rowe Galleries. She had her first solo show at Pollen Gallery and Studios, Belfast in 2023. Recently, Maguire was a guest speaker with Artvocacy, collaborating with We Are Cognito on 'Leveraging Creative Arts for World Peace, Opportunities, and Youth Transformation.' Maguire’s painting practice explores the overlap between the actual and fictitious in our everyday lives.
 
Mixing vivid imagination with personal tales, she creates a visual dialogue that transcends temporal confines, drawing inspiration from memory, nostalgia, emotion, Celtic tradition and the nuanced narrative of growing up in Belfast. Through layers of bright colour, she converges commonplace worries into worlds that embrace the disorder of existence; a perpetual oscillation between emotional extremes, where fear and desperation run parallel to hope and love.
 
Whilst in a state of reverie, she creates mind-scapes; emotional landscapes of the past, present and future. Recurrent motifs and surrealist symbolism act as portals, transporting viewers into a realm where the tangible and the fantastical coalesce in chaos. Nostalgia, an undercurrent in the work, sparks collective memories, fostering contemplation on the complexities of identity. Whilst painting, she thinks about the rhythm of the women's monthly cycle, allowing its natural cadence to inspire her working pattern.
 
Drawing on a multitude of art historical, literary, poetic, and personal references, Maguire’s work abstractly reflects on the confusion surrounding Irish/Northern Irish identity, as she intertwines mythology with personal recollections. Her paintings are a testament to the tactile and visceral nature of paint, with vibrant colours and textures acting as emotional conduits, as she layers and scrapes away paint, mirroring the constant ebb and flow of the human experience.

 

House Visit Series No.1 will be held from the 9th of March to the 9th of April. Please reach out to info@daa-art.com or any of the gallery team for full details on location, artists, artwork and to book a slot to visit the show.

Founder & Director: sareh@daa-art.com
Curator: vittoria@daa-art.com
Sales: camille@daa-art.com

 

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