Fintan Whelan

Joined Artfinder: May 2014

Artworks for sale: 114

(322)

Germany

About Fintan Whelan

 
 
  • Biography

    Fintan Whelan's method of painting is characterised by an immediacy of process and an urgency of vision, which he has been developing over several years. Despite the appearance of serendipity, Whelan's technique involves constant assessment, measurement and exploration of pigments and their configurations, combined with varnishes, oils and a variety of materials.

    The challenge that Whelan's art constitutes his motivation - that is to create resonances between or among the senses by exploiting the ever-changing detail of light and texture. His abstracts are worlds eliciting a multitude of emotional and intellectual responses that we, as viewers, must resolve.

    Fintan Whelan was born in Dublin and has spent his adult life in Ireland, Spain and Germany (his current home). His work has been exhibited and acquired by numerous collectors across North America, Europe and Australia, and featured in prominent residential projects in UK and USA.

    Resident artist at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre (London), member of BBK (Federal Association of German Fine Artists), represented by 508 Kings Road Chelsea Gallery (London) and Steidel Contemporary (Palm Beach, USA).












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  • Education

    1990 - 1994

    DIT Repro Master

    1986 - 1989

    DIT Mountjoy Sq. Dip. in Graphics

    1985 - 1986

    DunLaoighre School of Art & Design

  • Awards

    2015

    Unusual Spaces

    My installation project "Wow Brows" received financial support from Kunst e.V. (Art Association in Lower Saxony, Germany)

    "For me, the faces of significant figures, from the Enlightenment to modern times, the contours of their brows – has led to an enquiry into the connection between knowledge and its linear mark or mirror on the brow. The positive, “noble” use of such a universal phenomenon – the human brow as it matures – turns “normal” societal values around, highlighting the beauty of experience, wisdom and deep thoughts."

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    2014

    Finalist of "Electric Bodies" Showdown at SaatchiArt

    Shortlisted among 10 finalists
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

    Event: Art Palm Beach 2019

    Dates: Jan. 16, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2019

    Venue: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

    Represented by "Steidel Contemporary" my most recent works will be showcased at this prestigious and internationally recognised venue

    Event: In preparation

    Dates: Dec. 1, 2018 - Sept. 24, 2018

    Venue: 508 Gallery, Chelsea, London

    My newest works will be showcased in a group show of 508 Gallery resident artists.

    Event: Discovery Art Fair

    Dates: Nov. 2, 2018 - Nov. 4, 2018

    Venue: Forum Messe Frankfurt, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Represented by L´artiste Gallery, Vilnius

    Event: The Other Art Fair

    Dates: Oct. 4, 2018 - Oct. 7, 2018

    Venue: Victoria House, Southampton Row, London

    UK's favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from the very best emerging artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts.

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    Previous events

    Event: The Other Art Fair

    Dates: July 26, 2018 - July 29, 2018

    Venue: The Passenger Shed Station Approach, Bristol

    Returning to Bristol in Summer 2018 The Other Art Fair will present 100 of the best emerging artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts.

    Event: Summer Settings: The Art of Interiors

    Dates: June 27, 2018 - July 1, 2018

    Venue: 508 Gallery, Chelsea, London

    Exhibition curated by Yohan May showcasing the best in Art and Interior Design.

    Event: 40 x 40 Künstlerhaus

    Dates: May 26, 2018 - July 1, 2018

    Venue: Künstlerhaus, Göttingen, Germany

    Group show with my 40 x 40 canvases

    Event: Affordable Artfair

    Dates: May 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018

    Venue: Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, Hampstead Heath, London NN3 1TH

    Represented by 508 Kings Road Gallery, Chelsea

    Event: Bring spring into Chelsea

    Dates: April 20, 2018 - April 28, 2018

    Venue: 508 Kings Road Chelsea Gallery, London, UK

    Preview of most recent works by selected 508 Kings Road Gallery artists

    Event: London Design Week

    Dates: March 4, 2018 - March 9, 2018

    Venue: Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London, Chelsea Harbour

    Life interview and showcase of my most recent works during this very prestigious design event: http://dcch.co.uk/?page=London-Design-Week-2018-Press-Release

    Event: Synthesis

    Dates: Feb. 10, 2018 - March 3, 2018

    Venue: 508 Kings Road Chelsea Gallery, London, UK

    For his very first solo exhibition in London, the Irish artist and Artfinder bestseller, Fintan Whelan is exhibiting a selection of his recent work at 508 Kings Road Gallery. The value of Fintan's art doubled in the past year, making him one of the most sought after international artists.
    The title of the exhibition – Synthesis – suggests both a work process and an accumulation of Whelan´s creative efforts. The content of his paintings allude to his living environment in the broadest sense, where any kind of objects or any kind of sensations somehow creep into the paintings. This exhibition is an exploration of how the fragility of pictorial illusion subsists amid a world of contingencies. In a contemporary visual culture in which images flood and overwhelm us, Whelan's aim is to re-establish our sense of images as elusive, mysterious and hard-won.

    Event: Christmas Pop-up

    Dates: Dec. 4, 2017 - Dec. 21, 2017

    Venue: Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London

    Selection of my latest artworks curated by award-winning designer Karin Verzariu will be shown at Black & Key´s showroom together with Britain´s finest exquisitely hand-crafted furniture.

    Event: Zwischen Betrachter und Künstler

    Dates: Nov. 18, 2017 - Dec. 30, 2017

    Venue: Lichtenberg Haus, Göttingen, Germany

    My painting "Changing Light" is shown until the end of December in Lichtenberg Haus in Göttingen. I am happy to be one of selected artist in this show.

    Event: Artfair

    Dates: Oct. 27, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017

    Venue: The Innovative Artfair, Contemporary Art Ruhr - Essen, Essen, Germany

    Represented by Galerie Luzia Sassen, my works will be shown at Innovative Art Fair 2017 in Ruhr.

    Event: The London Pancakes & Booze Art Show

    Dates: Oct. 6, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017

    Venue: Studio Spaces E1, 110 Pennington Street, Unit 2, E1W2BB, London

    London's Premier Underground Art Show featuring 60 Local Emerging Artists

    Event: FOCUS Show

    Dates: Sept. 11, 2017 - Sept. 16, 2017

    Venue: Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London, Chelsea Harbour

    Delighted to have my work selected for the autumn´s Focus Show at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre/ London. My will work be in a very good company with Britain´s finest interior design.

    Event: Blue

    Dates: July 30, 2017 - Sept. 10, 2017

    Venue: Studio Wasserscheune, Adelebsen, Germany

    "You don't have to travel around the world to understand that the sky is blue everywhere." Goethe

    30 of my most recent works will be show in a historical venue of "Wasserscheune" in Adelebsen.

    Event: Lichtenberg Series

    Dates: June 1, 2017 - July 2, 2017

    Venue: Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

    Solo exhibition featuring my most recent works exploring branching, tree-like patterns of Lichtenberg Figures.

    Event: Einfach ohne alles

    Dates: April 29, 2017 - May 16, 2017

    Venue: Luzia Sassen Gallery, Cologne, Germany

    Group Exhibition: Fintan Whelan (Paintings), Dorothee Reichelt (Paintings), Jana Rusch (Paintings) and Lief-Erik Voss (Sculptures), during Art Cologne 2017

    Event: 100% Abstract

    Dates: Feb. 1, 2017 - April 29, 2017

    Venue: Le Dame Art Gallery, London, UK

    Two of my paintings: Tranquility and Synapse will be displayed. For more information, please see also: www.ledameartgallery.com

    Event: Artrooms2017

    Dates: Jan. 20, 2017 - Jan. 23, 2017

    Venue: Art Rooms 2016, The Meliá White House Albany ST, Regent’s Park NW1 3UP London

    Set within the elegance and glamour of the Meliá White House, ARTROOMS is an interactive showcase of today’s most thought-provoking, mind-bending and awe-inspiring artists, carefully selected from across the globe by a panel of leading industry experts, art critics and buyers. This is London’s unique opportunity to come and scout art news and trends from all over the world.

    Event: Wavelenght

    Dates: Jan. 15, 2017 - April 23, 2017

    Venue: Johanniskirche, Kassel, Germany

    Solo exhibition in a beautiful historical venue in the city of Kassel

    Event: Annual Exhibition of Federal Association of Fine Artists, Germany

    Dates: Oct. 15, 2016 - Nov. 13, 2016

    Venue: Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

    Exhibition curated by BBK, Lower Saxony showing the works of selected artists in Göttingen´s main public gallery

    Event: Kunstmesse Kassel 2016

    Dates: Oct. 7, 2016 - Oct. 10, 2016

    Venue: documenta-Halle, Kassel, Germany

    The biennial art show taking place in a prestigious Documenta venue.

    Event: Leafy Secrets, Hidden Legacies

    Dates: Aug. 5, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016

    Venue: Rothe House, Kilkenny, Ireland

    I am very excited to announce that my work was selected and will be shown at Rothe House (Kilkenny, Ireland) during the Kilkenny Arts Festival that gathers many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city each August.

    Event: Artfair - ART SANTA FE 2016

    Dates: July 7, 2016 - July 10, 2016

    Venue: Sweeney Convention Centre, SANTA FE (USA)

    Represented by Gaudí Art Gallery, Madrid (Spain), selection of my most recent works will be shown at ART SANTA FE 2016.

    Event: Whole Art Exhibit

    Dates: June 27, 2016 - July 7, 2016

    Venue: Gallery Bottega d'Arte Merlino, Florence, Italy

    Gallery Bottega d'Arte Merlino is an independent cultural association based in Florence that concentrates on the most prominent contemporary art trends.

    Event: Portfolio Presentation

    Dates: June 3, 2016 - July 1, 2016

    Venue: Big Screen Plaza, Manhattan, NY

    Projection of 70 artworks selected from my portfolio on Big Screen Plaza‘s 30 ft. HD outdoor screen, located behind the Eventi Hotel on 29th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan. Big Screen Plaza curates a year-round selection of on-screen programs and series, featuring emerging artists and animation, to local lifestyle films and beyond.

    Event: 10 years of 4 hour art

    Dates: Dec. 20, 2015 - Dec. 22, 2015

    Venue: 4h Art Gallery, Hannover, Germany

    Group Exhibition to celebrate 10 year anniversary of 4h Art Gallery

    Event: In Wirklichkeit

    Dates: Nov. 25, 2015 - Dec. 6, 2015

    Venue: Culture Bunker (Kulturbunker Köln), Cologne, Germany

    Joint exhibition with Natalia Wehler

    Event: Annual Exhibition of Federal Association of Fine Artists, Germany

    Dates: Nov. 18, 2015 - Dec. 28, 2015

    Venue: Künstlerhaus, Göttingen, Germany

    The works of selected artists from Lower Saxony will be shown in Göttingen´s main public gallery

    Event: The Art of Selfie

    Dates: Nov. 3, 2015 - Nov. 14, 2015

    Venue: Old Street Station, London, UK

    The pop up exhibition and interactive space hosted by King & McGaw in the tunnels of Old Street Station in London.

    Event: Sweet´Art Summer Festival

    Dates: Aug. 21, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2015

    Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

    Group exhibition curated by Shannon Rose.

    Event: Flow

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015

    Venue: Boundary Art Gallery, Cardiff, UK

    Group exhibition curated by Cate Cheng showcasing a selection of artworks by celebrated artists from UK, China and Germany

    Event: Unusual Spaces

    Dates: July 16, 2015 - Sept. 16, 2015

    Venue: Max Planck Institute for Dynamic and Self-Organization, Goettingen, Germany

    Installation of a 6-metre-long sailcloths featuring well-known brows of great thinkers

    Event: Art`pu:l 2015

    Dates: June 4, 2015 - June 7, 2015

    Venue: Kunsthalle Pulheim, Pulheim (Germany)

    From June 4 until June 7 2015, the art'pu:l will for the 5th time present contemporary international art in the beautiful historical factory buildings of the rolling mill Pulheim.

    The successful union between the curated and exclusive field of participants and the extraordinary atmospheric location is confirmed by a steadily growing number of visitors. By now, the fair with its more than 100 participating artists, both national and international, is an established event in the Rhineland's art scene.

    Event: Flow Paintings

    Dates: Jan. 10, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2015

    Venue: The Moat Theatre, Naas, Ireland

    Solo Exhibition

    Event: Glimmer Paintings

    Dates: Oct. 11, 2014 - Oct. 29, 2014

    Venue: Arts and Culture Centre, McAuley Place, Dublin, Ireland

    Solo Exhibition

    Event: Begegnung

    Dates: Sept. 27, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014

    Venue: Winkelman Gallery, Hannover, Germany

    Solo exhibition

    Event: Herbst Collection

    Dates: Sept. 15, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014

    Venue: Woggon Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

    Solo Exhibition

    Event: Der/die/das Fremde (The Strangers)

    Dates: July 21, 2014 - Aug. 7, 2014

    Venue: Faust Gallery, Hannover, Germany

    Solo Exhibition

    Event: Fliesende Schichten (Flowing Layers) - InterView III

    Dates: May 21, 2014 - June 15, 2014

    Venue: Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

    Solo Exhibition combined with an interview

    Event: 100 x 4h-art: Rückblick - Ausblick

    Dates: April 7, 2014 - May 26, 2014

    Venue: 4h-art Gallery, Hannover, Germany

    Group Exhibition

    Event: Beautiful Losers

    Dates: Oct. 22, 2013 - Oct. 27, 2013

    Venue: 4h-art Gallery, Hannover, Germany

    Solo Exhibition

    Event: Begegnung

    Dates: Sept. 23, 2013 - Oct. 27, 2013

    Venue: Torhaus Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

    Joint exhibition with Regina Korbel (sculptures)

    Event: Reflections

    Dates: June 14, 2013 - July 28, 2013

    Venue: Schofield's Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

    Solo Exhibition

    Event: Dall'Acqua Nasce L'anima

    Dates: July 7, 2012 - July 27, 2012

    Venue: Ex Chiesa di San Nicolao, Bellano, Italy

    Group Exhibition

    Event: Kunst im Quartal

    Dates: Feb. 2, 2010 - Feb. 28, 2010

    Venue: Atelier Block 16, Hannover, Germany

    Guest artist

    Event: Faces, Traces and other Spaces

    Dates: Nov. 17, 2009 - Jan. 18, 2010

    Venue: Silberstein Atelier, Göttingen, Germany

    Solo exhibition

    Event: Chemical Life

    Dates: May 7, 2006 - June 21, 2006

    Venue: Solway Chemicals, Weesp, Netherlands

    Solo exhibition.

    Event: ‘Luz y Espacio’

    Dates: Feb. 3, 2005 - April 14, 2005

    Venue: Museo de Blas Infante, Granada, Spain

    My first solo exhibition

Links


Education

1990 - 1994

DIT Repro Master

1986 - 1989

DIT Mountjoy Sq. Dip. in Graphics

1985 - 1986

DunLaoighre School of Art & Design


Awards

2015

Unusual Spaces

My installation project "Wow Brows" received financial support from Kunst e.V. (Art Association in Lower Saxony, Germany)

"For me, the faces of significant figures, from the Enlightenment to modern times, the contours of their brows – has led to an enquiry into the connection between knowledge and its linear mark or mirror on the brow. The positive, “noble” use of such a universal phenomenon – the human brow as it matures – turns “normal” societal values around, highlighting the beauty of experience, wisdom and deep thoughts."

Show more awardsHide

2014

Finalist of "Electric Bodies" Showdown at SaatchiArt

Shortlisted among 10 finalists

Upcoming events

Event: Art Palm Beach 2019

Dates: Jan. 16, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2019

Venue: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Represented by "Steidel Contemporary" my most recent works will be showcased at this prestigious and internationally recognised venue

Event: In preparation

Dates: Dec. 1, 2018 - Sept. 24, 2018

Venue: 508 Gallery, Chelsea, London

My newest works will be showcased in a group show of 508 Gallery resident artists.

Event: Discovery Art Fair

Dates: Nov. 2, 2018 - Nov. 4, 2018

Venue: Forum Messe Frankfurt, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Represented by L´artiste Gallery, Vilnius

Event: The Other Art Fair

Dates: Oct. 4, 2018 - Oct. 7, 2018

Venue: Victoria House, Southampton Row, London

UK's favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from the very best emerging artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts.

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: The Other Art Fair

Dates: July 26, 2018 - July 29, 2018

Venue: The Passenger Shed Station Approach, Bristol

Returning to Bristol in Summer 2018 The Other Art Fair will present 100 of the best emerging artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts.

Event: Summer Settings: The Art of Interiors

Dates: June 27, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Venue: 508 Gallery, Chelsea, London

Exhibition curated by Yohan May showcasing the best in Art and Interior Design.

Event: 40 x 40 Künstlerhaus

Dates: May 26, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Venue: Künstlerhaus, Göttingen, Germany

Group show with my 40 x 40 canvases

Event: Affordable Artfair

Dates: May 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Venue: Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, Hampstead Heath, London NN3 1TH

Represented by 508 Kings Road Gallery, Chelsea

Event: Bring spring into Chelsea

Dates: April 20, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Venue: 508 Kings Road Chelsea Gallery, London, UK

Preview of most recent works by selected 508 Kings Road Gallery artists

Event: London Design Week

Dates: March 4, 2018 - March 9, 2018

Venue: Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London, Chelsea Harbour

Life interview and showcase of my most recent works during this very prestigious design event: http://dcch.co.uk/?page=London-Design-Week-2018-Press-Release

Event: Synthesis

Dates: Feb. 10, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Venue: 508 Kings Road Chelsea Gallery, London, UK

For his very first solo exhibition in London, the Irish artist and Artfinder bestseller, Fintan Whelan is exhibiting a selection of his recent work at 508 Kings Road Gallery. The value of Fintan's art doubled in the past year, making him one of the most sought after international artists.
The title of the exhibition – Synthesis – suggests both a work process and an accumulation of Whelan´s creative efforts. The content of his paintings allude to his living environment in the broadest sense, where any kind of objects or any kind of sensations somehow creep into the paintings. This exhibition is an exploration of how the fragility of pictorial illusion subsists amid a world of contingencies. In a contemporary visual culture in which images flood and overwhelm us, Whelan's aim is to re-establish our sense of images as elusive, mysterious and hard-won.

Event: Christmas Pop-up

Dates: Dec. 4, 2017 - Dec. 21, 2017

Venue: Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London

Selection of my latest artworks curated by award-winning designer Karin Verzariu will be shown at Black & Key´s showroom together with Britain´s finest exquisitely hand-crafted furniture.

Event: Zwischen Betrachter und Künstler

Dates: Nov. 18, 2017 - Dec. 30, 2017

Venue: Lichtenberg Haus, Göttingen, Germany

My painting "Changing Light" is shown until the end of December in Lichtenberg Haus in Göttingen. I am happy to be one of selected artist in this show.

Event: Artfair

Dates: Oct. 27, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017

Venue: The Innovative Artfair, Contemporary Art Ruhr - Essen, Essen, Germany

Represented by Galerie Luzia Sassen, my works will be shown at Innovative Art Fair 2017 in Ruhr.

Event: The London Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Dates: Oct. 6, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017

Venue: Studio Spaces E1, 110 Pennington Street, Unit 2, E1W2BB, London

London's Premier Underground Art Show featuring 60 Local Emerging Artists

Event: FOCUS Show

Dates: Sept. 11, 2017 - Sept. 16, 2017

Venue: Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London, Chelsea Harbour

Delighted to have my work selected for the autumn´s Focus Show at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre/ London. My will work be in a very good company with Britain´s finest interior design.

Event: Blue

Dates: July 30, 2017 - Sept. 10, 2017

Venue: Studio Wasserscheune, Adelebsen, Germany

"You don't have to travel around the world to understand that the sky is blue everywhere." Goethe

30 of my most recent works will be show in a historical venue of "Wasserscheune" in Adelebsen.

Event: Lichtenberg Series

Dates: June 1, 2017 - July 2, 2017

Venue: Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

Solo exhibition featuring my most recent works exploring branching, tree-like patterns of Lichtenberg Figures.

Event: Einfach ohne alles

Dates: April 29, 2017 - May 16, 2017

Venue: Luzia Sassen Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Group Exhibition: Fintan Whelan (Paintings), Dorothee Reichelt (Paintings), Jana Rusch (Paintings) and Lief-Erik Voss (Sculptures), during Art Cologne 2017

Event: 100% Abstract

Dates: Feb. 1, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Venue: Le Dame Art Gallery, London, UK

Two of my paintings: Tranquility and Synapse will be displayed. For more information, please see also: www.ledameartgallery.com

Event: Artrooms2017

Dates: Jan. 20, 2017 - Jan. 23, 2017

Venue: Art Rooms 2016, The Meliá White House Albany ST, Regent’s Park NW1 3UP London

Set within the elegance and glamour of the Meliá White House, ARTROOMS is an interactive showcase of today’s most thought-provoking, mind-bending and awe-inspiring artists, carefully selected from across the globe by a panel of leading industry experts, art critics and buyers. This is London’s unique opportunity to come and scout art news and trends from all over the world.

Event: Wavelenght

Dates: Jan. 15, 2017 - April 23, 2017

Venue: Johanniskirche, Kassel, Germany

Solo exhibition in a beautiful historical venue in the city of Kassel

Event: Annual Exhibition of Federal Association of Fine Artists, Germany

Dates: Oct. 15, 2016 - Nov. 13, 2016

Venue: Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

Exhibition curated by BBK, Lower Saxony showing the works of selected artists in Göttingen´s main public gallery

Event: Kunstmesse Kassel 2016

Dates: Oct. 7, 2016 - Oct. 10, 2016

Venue: documenta-Halle, Kassel, Germany

The biennial art show taking place in a prestigious Documenta venue.

Event: Leafy Secrets, Hidden Legacies

Dates: Aug. 5, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016

Venue: Rothe House, Kilkenny, Ireland

I am very excited to announce that my work was selected and will be shown at Rothe House (Kilkenny, Ireland) during the Kilkenny Arts Festival that gathers many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city each August.

Event: Artfair - ART SANTA FE 2016

Dates: July 7, 2016 - July 10, 2016

Venue: Sweeney Convention Centre, SANTA FE (USA)

Represented by Gaudí Art Gallery, Madrid (Spain), selection of my most recent works will be shown at ART SANTA FE 2016.

Event: Whole Art Exhibit

Dates: June 27, 2016 - July 7, 2016

Venue: Gallery Bottega d'Arte Merlino, Florence, Italy

Gallery Bottega d'Arte Merlino is an independent cultural association based in Florence that concentrates on the most prominent contemporary art trends.

Event: Portfolio Presentation

Dates: June 3, 2016 - July 1, 2016

Venue: Big Screen Plaza, Manhattan, NY

Projection of 70 artworks selected from my portfolio on Big Screen Plaza‘s 30 ft. HD outdoor screen, located behind the Eventi Hotel on 29th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan. Big Screen Plaza curates a year-round selection of on-screen programs and series, featuring emerging artists and animation, to local lifestyle films and beyond.

Event: 10 years of 4 hour art

Dates: Dec. 20, 2015 - Dec. 22, 2015

Venue: 4h Art Gallery, Hannover, Germany

Group Exhibition to celebrate 10 year anniversary of 4h Art Gallery

Event: In Wirklichkeit

Dates: Nov. 25, 2015 - Dec. 6, 2015

Venue: Culture Bunker (Kulturbunker Köln), Cologne, Germany

Joint exhibition with Natalia Wehler

Event: Annual Exhibition of Federal Association of Fine Artists, Germany

Dates: Nov. 18, 2015 - Dec. 28, 2015

Venue: Künstlerhaus, Göttingen, Germany

The works of selected artists from Lower Saxony will be shown in Göttingen´s main public gallery

Event: The Art of Selfie

Dates: Nov. 3, 2015 - Nov. 14, 2015

Venue: Old Street Station, London, UK

The pop up exhibition and interactive space hosted by King & McGaw in the tunnels of Old Street Station in London.

Event: Sweet´Art Summer Festival

Dates: Aug. 21, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2015

Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Group exhibition curated by Shannon Rose.

Event: Flow

Dates: Aug. 1, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015

Venue: Boundary Art Gallery, Cardiff, UK

Group exhibition curated by Cate Cheng showcasing a selection of artworks by celebrated artists from UK, China and Germany

Event: Unusual Spaces

Dates: July 16, 2015 - Sept. 16, 2015

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Dynamic and Self-Organization, Goettingen, Germany

Installation of a 6-metre-long sailcloths featuring well-known brows of great thinkers

Event: Art`pu:l 2015

Dates: June 4, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Venue: Kunsthalle Pulheim, Pulheim (Germany)

From June 4 until June 7 2015, the art'pu:l will for the 5th time present contemporary international art in the beautiful historical factory buildings of the rolling mill Pulheim.

The successful union between the curated and exclusive field of participants and the extraordinary atmospheric location is confirmed by a steadily growing number of visitors. By now, the fair with its more than 100 participating artists, both national and international, is an established event in the Rhineland's art scene.

Event: Flow Paintings

Dates: Jan. 10, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2015

Venue: The Moat Theatre, Naas, Ireland

Solo Exhibition

Event: Glimmer Paintings

Dates: Oct. 11, 2014 - Oct. 29, 2014

Venue: Arts and Culture Centre, McAuley Place, Dublin, Ireland

Solo Exhibition

Event: Begegnung

Dates: Sept. 27, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014

Venue: Winkelman Gallery, Hannover, Germany

Solo exhibition

Event: Herbst Collection

Dates: Sept. 15, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014

Venue: Woggon Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

Solo Exhibition

Event: Der/die/das Fremde (The Strangers)

Dates: July 21, 2014 - Aug. 7, 2014

Venue: Faust Gallery, Hannover, Germany

Solo Exhibition

Event: Fliesende Schichten (Flowing Layers) - InterView III

Dates: May 21, 2014 - June 15, 2014

Venue: Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

Solo Exhibition combined with an interview

Event: 100 x 4h-art: Rückblick - Ausblick

Dates: April 7, 2014 - May 26, 2014

Venue: 4h-art Gallery, Hannover, Germany

Group Exhibition

Event: Beautiful Losers

Dates: Oct. 22, 2013 - Oct. 27, 2013

Venue: 4h-art Gallery, Hannover, Germany

Solo Exhibition

Event: Begegnung

Dates: Sept. 23, 2013 - Oct. 27, 2013

Venue: Torhaus Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

Joint exhibition with Regina Korbel (sculptures)

Event: Reflections

Dates: June 14, 2013 - July 28, 2013

Venue: Schofield's Gallery, Göttingen, Germany

Solo Exhibition

Event: Dall'Acqua Nasce L'anima

Dates: July 7, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Venue: Ex Chiesa di San Nicolao, Bellano, Italy

Group Exhibition

Event: Kunst im Quartal

Dates: Feb. 2, 2010 - Feb. 28, 2010

Venue: Atelier Block 16, Hannover, Germany

Guest artist

Event: Faces, Traces and other Spaces

Dates: Nov. 17, 2009 - Jan. 18, 2010

Venue: Silberstein Atelier, Göttingen, Germany

Solo exhibition

Event: Chemical Life

Dates: May 7, 2006 - June 21, 2006

Venue: Solway Chemicals, Weesp, Netherlands

Solo exhibition.

Event: ‘Luz y Espacio’

Dates: Feb. 3, 2005 - April 14, 2005

Venue: Museo de Blas Infante, Granada, Spain

My first solo exhibition


 

Biography

Fintan Whelan's method of painting is characterised by an immediacy of process and an urgency of vision, which he has been developing over several years. Despite the appearance of serendipity, Whelan's technique involves constant assessment, measurement and exploration of pigments and their configurations, combined with varnishes, oils and a variety of materials.

The challenge that Whelan's art constitutes his motivation - that is to create resonances between or among the senses by exploiting the ever-changing detail of light and texture. His abstracts are worlds eliciting a multitude of emotional and intellectual responses that we, as viewers, must resolve.

Fintan Whelan was born in Dublin and has spent his adult life in Ireland, Spain and Germany (his current home). His work has been exhibited and acquired by numerous collectors across North America, Europe and Australia, and featured in prominent residential projects in UK and USA.

Resident artist at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre (London), member of BBK (Federal Association of German Fine Artists), represented by 508 Kings Road Chelsea Gallery (London) and Steidel Contemporary (Palm Beach, USA).












 
 
 
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