Draw Out Festival in Limerick, Ireland

Painted for the Draw Out urban arts initiative for Limerick national city of culture 2014. This work was based on a collaborative process with local photographer Gerry Andrews and a photograph from his series of images of the Limerick milk market in the 1970′s. While always engaging his subjects before taking their portraits, this particular image was taken at the end of day under fading light of a young girl driving away in a passing car, described by Gerry as a chance shot and therefore leaving the subject unknown. Painted over 7 days, the unknown figure now finds its place on William street, Limerick.

Many thanks to Catherine O’halloran, David, Em, Conor Buckley and the crew.

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Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Part one of a series of walls painted in the Harbour of Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar.

This small community is the site of the Volcanic Eruptions here in 1973 in which the town and community was nearly abandoned.  This painting is based on the image of island local Halla Svavarsdottír sowing the mountain Heimakletti after the eruption in 1976 as the community took many years to recover, she still walks up this mountain regularly to this day.

The image was referenced from local photography archive Sigurgeir ljósmyndari by Sigurgeiri Jónasson.

Many thanks to Guðmundur, Simmi, Unnur, and the family.

Also covered here;

http://www.eyjafrettir.is/frettir/vigtartorgid-faer-andlitslyftingu/2014-06-20

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Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

RVK-RVX project in Reykjavik, Iceland

Commissioned project for the Héðinsgata house in Reykjavik, Iceland. The works Combined a research-based study of the building with referenced photographs by Andrés Kolbeinsson from the screenplay of the Jean-Paul Satre play ‘No Exit’ performed in Reykjavik in 1961.

Painted are the characters Inez, Estelle and Garcin played by Helga Lowell, Erling Gislason, Kristbjörg Kjeld. Many thanks to my sponsors, RWS crew, Orri, Hilmar and Reykjavik Museum of Photography.

Additional links;

‘Veðrið getur sett strik í reikninginn’

‘Australian Artist Reclaims Reykjavik’s Rough Walls’

Fegrar ásýnd Héðinshússins’

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Photographs by Andrés Kolbeinsson

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‘Hell is other people,’ The characters Estelle and Garcin

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The actors Erlingur Gíslason and Helga Löve, Photography by Roman Gerasymenko

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Helga Löve, Helga-nina Aas and myself, Image by Roman Gerasymenko