"after_JoeBlogs" ENDA O’DONOGHUE: paintings

Enda O’Donoghue “Pray” (2007) Oil on Canvas, 120 x 150 cm

An exhibition of recent paintings by Enda O’Donoghue at the Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery. This exhibition will open on the night of the 4th of September at 8pm.

Enda O’Donoghue was born in Limerick, Ireland and has been living in Berlin since 2002. Originally O’Donoghue studied computer programming before he turned to a career in visual art. After completing his degree in fine art painting at the Limerick School of Art and Design, he went on to do a Masters in Interactive Media at the University of Limerick. He then stayed on at UL to work with the Interactive Design Centre and teach on the Interactive Media course.


Since moving to Berlin, O’Donoghue’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Notable examples include a recent solo show at the Galerie hunchentoot in central Berlin, the showcase exhibition for the 10th annual Berlin Kunstherbst festival, the Berliner Kunstsalon art fair, the Tease Art Fair in Cologne, the annual KiC NordArt exhibition in the north of Germany, at Overgaden the Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen and closer to home at the Four Gallery in Dublin. 
In 2009 he will have an exhibition in New York at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan.

The work in this exhibition comes from an ongoing series of paintings, which looks to the Internet as a source for photographic imagery. The images are then treated to a methodical process of transformation and translation to form O’Donoghue’s paintings. The images are all other people’s photographs; digitally found images. O’Donoghue describes the scenes that inhabit these paintings as “in-between” spaces. The viewer is presented with banal scenes from everyday places, photographed by people going about their daily lives, in such places as airports, train stations, waiting rooms or shopping queues.  All of the work in this exhibition has been produced in Berlin and this is the first time it has been shown in Ireland. Images of the paintings and further information can be found at the website: www.endaism.com

‘AFTER_JOEBLOGS’ will run at Limerick Printmakers Studio & Gallery from 4th September to 25th September. The gallery is open 11am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday. For further information please contact Limerick Printmakers.