about the art
Nexus Constructs and Compositions
A pathway and a visual journey
Firstly I consider the rectangle and its arrangement and configuration to line on a flat surface, using a grid layout and paper cutouts. While following and observing geometric shapes/forms and their relationship to pattern then becomes recognizable in many compositions through connectivity of the many elements that are presented to me within the horizontal and vertical lines which divide the plane into various proportions and its components with my field of vision using computer constructs that are created through intuition and technical ability that have scope and colour possibilities using photoGshop applications as reference material then a ruler and pencil to execute a plan.
The computer generated colour property combinations show a swatch of information that is vital to all visual interaction, which also addresses the shape of the rectangle and the coherent integration and range of other mediums like layering, glazing watercolours, acrylic, and others that become important visual information through technique and creative process.
All my works are about connecting ideas that bind a series of relating parts that are associated with their components. These elements signify an abstract quality that combines technique and attitude that links one part to another.
These aspects are essential elements between form, colour theory, balance and unity.
These projects require good studio practice with careful considerations at the same time a playful and philosophical approach to the rectangle, principles of visual aesthetic and critical concerns.
Donlon is currently working on his 2018 project titled “Horizon pathway linear elements’
about the artist
Sligo Art Gallery, Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo
County Library, Longford
2007 - 2010 Bachelor of Arts Fine Art, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork
2002 - 2003 City & Guilds Ceramic and Design, Colaiste Stiofan Naofa College of Further Education, Cork
2001 - 2002 PLC in Sculpture & Ceramics, Larkin Community College
1999 - 2000 PLC in Art & Craft, St Johns Centre College, Cork