Press Release - August 7th 2022
From Friday 12th afternoon through Sunday 14th of august, renowned emerging local artist Clémence Prosen will present an exhibition of artworks at the Malahide Castle and Gardens, as part of August Craft Month.
‘Calm Space’ will feature more than 15 paintings forming the centerpiece of the exhibition. These artworks are described by Prosen as windows to peaceful moments, reminders to pause, be present and enjoy every instant, in full serenity.
" I think [her] art is very inspirational and captures the essence of calm moments in life and nature. I am especially interested, being from Fingal and seeing local beauty spots represented in paintings, of a very high standard. These paintings really are special", said Christine, a collector of Clemence Prosen’s work, from Balrothery.
Clémence Prosen is a French-born Irish artist. She creates representational paintings in oils and in watercolours. She gets her inspiration from her walks in nature and has painted many locations along the Irish Sea. She advocates mindfulness and mental health by creating meaningful art through different connected media. She wishes to inspire you to live a calmer and more balanced life.
“I started painting back in 2014, as a way to release stress, after head-aching days working in corporate toxic environments. Making art has become my reason to breathe and now my full-time job. The last 2 years, it has been complicated to show my work and meet with the community due to the pandemic and also the lack of available locations. I am looking forward to the ‘Calm Space’ exhibition and to interacting face-to-face with the public.”
In addition to her original oil paintings, the exhibition will be supported by her Art Prints (limited and open edition), Cards, her Homeware Accessories with her Surface Patterns, and her famous and popular Card Deck: ‘Calm Space’. A deck of 42 cards with calming and mindful tips. So helpful in these anxious times we are all living through!
The Exhibition will be open on Friday 12th of August from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm and on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th from 10 am to 4:30 pm at Malahide Castle and Gardens, in the Room next the entrance to the Gardens. The Entry to the Exhibition is Free.
Clemence Prosen is a self-taught artist and surface pattern designer. After living and working in France, Singapore, and the Netherlands, she moved to Ireland in 2016. Her art developed quickly, inspired by the soothing Irish landscapes and the supportive art culture. She decided to develop her artistic practice, in parallel with her engineering job, and connect locally with artists and organizations to show her art online and offline. As of 2021, she focuses solely on her art and designs.
She had her first solo shows at the Skerries Mills in 2019 and 2020. Then, she showed her paintings at the Group Exhibitions Signal Art Open 2019 & 2022, Culture Night Samelah – Le Cheile 2021, Art Source 2021, The Red Stables and the Berkeley Gallery in 2022.
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