|(image: Eamonn Harnett)|
"I have taken up residence on the oudezijds voorburgwal 156. I'll be open and working on a project everyday and happy to receive you when the lights are on!" - Eamonn Harnett.
Eamon Harnett is an alumnus from de Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, he graduated at the department of fine arts in 2013.
|Eamonn Harnett's graduation project (image; courtesy of Gerrit Rietveld Academie)|
"winner of the gra awards/fine arts 2013.
The jury was extremely impressed by the work of Eamonn.
It expressed clarity, vision and an extraordinary talent.
The visitor steps into a circular hut; the air is scented with baby oil. Eamonn gives performances at different times, but the work also functions without. A video of what previously occurred in the space is constantly playing. It is a work that perpetually changes; with every performance, the hut is also transformed by the touch of the performer. According to the jury, it actually presents the obverse of an artwork: the elements that are needed to create a work. Eamonn uses elements and objects from a plethora of different worlds and inspirations: fetish culture, tribal art, pop art, and so on. The members of the jury experienced the result as a personal mini-mythology. The props Eamonn uses during his performance are made by hand, by the artist. The delicacy with which he makes his work is also a testament to courage. The jury felt that, in finally arriving at this point, Eamonn must have gone through quite a struggle during his time at art school. His graduation project is restrained, slow and silent, but beneath that vulnerability lies a gruesome undercurrent; a contrast between fetish and torture, and tender rituals. The jury looks forward to seeing the work presented in a
larger institution or in a museum. They went on to say, even if it proves painful,
they are convinced he will remain authentic and true to himself. More information about the GRA awards" (via Gerrit Rietveld Academie)
Eamonn Harnett is the artist in residency at the historic building at the Oudezijds Voorburgwal 156 in Amsterdam
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