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EAMONN B. SHANAHAN VISUAL ARTIST


Intellect without imagination is dull: Imagination without intellect is foolish. T.J. MACSWINEY


IRISH Artist, Eamonn B(rendan) Shanahan is a native of Thurles, Co. Tipperary. After four years of study at the Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Eamonn moved to London to pursue Creative Production at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015. As an advocate of creativity, Eamonn has endorsed the same through his work in theatre as a director, designer, visual artist and educator. Among other galleries, Eamonn has exhibited within a group and as a solo artist at the Crawford Art College, Alliance Francaise, Cork Film Centre,The Source Arts Centre and Lismore Castle. As a practicing and commercial artist, Eamonn continues to use photography, film, painting and multi-media/graphic design.

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Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. JOHN KEATS While there are copious political, spiritual and social narratives that can be explored and discovered within the work; it is the simple, emotive individual that is indirectly discovered in each painting. Each painting is created without direct preconception but with a compound memory of personal experiences, art, text and music. Throughout the work questions or subconscious realisations of pure feeling towards our own being and those who we encounter prevail. The omnipresent ambiguous identities and their relationships change with each new encounter you have with the work. This engagment provides a live theatricality that can be resonant to your own life journey. This collection is curated chronologically encompassing three years of work from 2015 to 2018. For purchases of original artworks and limited edition prints please contact Eamonn at +353(0)87-299-1503. EAMONN B. SHANAHAN PAGE 5


Vortex Where from here?

© 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 22 x 18’

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Breath ‘...Faint brief cry and immediately inspiration...’ Samuel Beckett

© 2015 Oil on Canvas 20 x 15.5’

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Femina Nisl That shadowy thought can win, A bright torch, and a casement ope at night, To let the warm Love in!

© 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 35.5 X 25.5’

KEATS

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Pillars of the Earth The scorching moon alights the journey of the vessel. The gentle winds lead it to safety.

© 2015 Oil on Canvas 24 x 24’

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The Three Sisters Stand strong together Amid ocean waves

© 2015 Oil on Canvas 24 x 24’

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Paranoia I They watch. I wait, I carry my own fate.

© 2015 Acrylic on Canvas (framed) 35.5 X 25.5’ (Size without frame)

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Paranoia II Who are they? Who am I?

© 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 27.5 X 19.5’

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Emerge Escape, Embrace, Emerge.

© 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 15.5’

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Feline Prowess Stand by and hear me roar.

© 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 19.5 X 15.5’

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Conquer We fail, and do so quietly. We persist, building our pillars. Then, we conquer

© 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 35.5 X 25.5’

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Thoughts before the Wedding Contemplate reality. Keep still and ponder. Follow your own light.

© 2016 Oil on Canvas 27.5 X 19.5’

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Flight to Freedom As tormenting as those strange creatures that lie before the pathway; Alight their very will, to break through the barrier.

© 2017 Oil on Canvas 19.5 X 15.5’

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Strength through Velocity Embrace the power of destiny. © 2017 Drive through the waves of uncertainty. Oil, Plaster & Hydrocril on Canvas 35.5 X 25.5’

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Seize Happiness Happy moments are short lived. Seize them while they are bright.

© 2017 Oil, Plaster & Hydrocril on Canvas 35.5 X 25.5’

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Formidable Power, control, dominion. Respect, loyalty, trust.

© 2018 Oil on Canvas 35.5 X 25.5’

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Judgement Stand before me and testify your truth. Justice will prevail.

© 2018 Oil on Canvas 30 X 20’

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Elevate Take the road not travelled. Discover the unimaginable.

© 2018 Oil on Canvas 20 X 24’

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Loyalty and Trust We are nothing without the people who surround us in work and love

© 2018 Oil, Hydrocril and Plaster on Canvas 39.5 X 47.5’

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Fear The unknown reality is filled with fear, but together, through protectors of the world our waves feel lighter

© 2018 Oil, Hydrocril and Plaster on Canvas 39.5 X 47.5’

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Infinity Stand back and watch us soar.

© 2018 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 20’

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Beauty is truth, Truth Beauty...


That is all Ye know on earth, And all ye need to know KEATS


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Eamonn B. Shanahan - Painting Collection 2015-18  

'Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty' ...Yeats This collection of acrylic and oil painting by Irish Visual Artist Eamonn B. Shanahan is a gatheri...

Eamonn B. Shanahan - Painting Collection 2015-18  

'Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty' ...Yeats This collection of acrylic and oil painting by Irish Visual Artist Eamonn B. Shanahan is a gatheri...

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