© 2019 Oran O'Reilly

Seascapes with Void

Within the drawings Seascapes with Void human presence is removed from media images of migrants in search for a better life. The imagery is left incomplete and fragmented, evoking a sense of loss and questioning the romantic and sublime references to the journey and seascape. 

The work explores ideas of loss, otherness and our inability to understand peoples experiences through the media imagery we consume.

Seascapes with Void, Pencil on Paper, Magnets, Wood, Adhesive Vinyl

Installation shots from Hostile Environment, ASC Gallery 2019