Natasha Conway makes small scale paintings in oil on linen or board often featuring collaged elements. The work is an ongoing exploration of the language of abstraction. The abstract and playful nature of the work is a direct nod to the space of the studio and what happens there. The physical thought process of making is considered as imperative as the completed piece of work exhibited. The artist views the studio as being like a lab, a space for invention and a place where the serendipitous “happy accident” is revered. The initial creative impulse is pursued only until the work takes on a character of its own and exists in the world as its own entity. The resulting work is playful, serious, abstract and figurative, material and conceptual, poignant and reaffirming. In general contradictory but always sincere.
Natasha Conway is an Irish artist who lives and works in Dublin. Natasha graduated from NCAD's masters in Fine Art in 2013 having previously graduated with first class honours from NCAD in 2009 and Gorey School of Art in 2008. On graduation she was awarded the NUI Art and Design Award and her work featured in the annual Saatchi's New Sensations exhibition. She was a recipient of the UK's Jerwood Contemporary Painters' painting prize the following year. Her paintings have been exhibited internationally in London and in New York. Her work is held in collections by The Office of Public Works, The National University of Ireland, The department of Education and Science and several private collections. Natasha's work will feature at VUE art fair at the RHA, Dublin in November 2017.
Natasha Conway—Paintings is supported by Kildare County Council through a materials bursary