Extracts from the Poetic Geography of Five Continents (No.20)

Blaise Drummond (1967 - )

Oil on canvas over hardboard

2002

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Spain
    City: Madrid
    Place: British Embassy

    Blaise Drummond's work is concerned with the relationship between nature and culture. He looks to the specific man-made elements of the landscape and people within it, as well as more general aspects of natural beauty. In this painting, which comes from a series entitled 'Extracts from the Poetic Geography of Five Continents', Blaise Drummond combines abstraction with meticulously painted realism. An individual is shown apparently walking through a winter landscape. The splodges of dark green and blue-grey suggest pine trees on snowy ground, while the flecks of paint are reminiscent of falling snowflakes. However, the woman is depicted in shorts and a short-sleeved t-shirt, creating a narrative disjunction as it doesn't really make sense to wear summer clothes in winter.

    Blaise Drummond was born in Liverpool in 1967. He initially studied Philosophy and Classical Art at the University of Edinburgh before undertaking a degree in Fine Art and History of Art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He continued his studies at Chelsea College of Art in London and received an MA in Fine Art in 1998. He has taught at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology; the National College of Art and Design, Dublin; the Dublin Institute of Technology; and Crawford College of Art. Drummond has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at the Castlefield Gallery in Manchester, the Aalst Museum in Belgium, and the Crawford Municipal Gallery in Cork.

  • About the artist
    Blaise Drummond was born in Liverpool and graduated in Fine Art from the National College in Dublin in 1994. He completed an MA at Chelsea in 1998 and began lecturing in 1999. Drummond has had solo exhibitions at the Rubicon Gallery in Dublin; the Castlefield Gallery in Manchester; the Andrew Mummery Gallery in London; the Aalst Museum in Belgium, and the Crawford Municipal Gallery in Cork. He has been the recipient of numerous awards from organisations, including the Arts Council of Ireland and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, and was awarded a residency at the Centre for Art and Nature in Catalonia. He lives in County Longford, Ireland.
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  • Details
    Title
    Extracts from the Poetic Geography of Five Continents (No.20)
    Date
    2002
    Medium
    Oil on canvas over hardboard
    Dimensions
    height: 30.70 cm, width: 30.70 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Contemporary Art Society, Art Futures 2002 Exhibition, April 2002
    Inscription
    verso: 'Extracts from the Poetic / Geography of Five Continents (No.20)' / Blaise Drummond / 2002
    Provenance
    Contemporary Art Society, Art Futures 2002 Exhibition
    GAC number
    17683