Patricia Burns
Road Paintings


North Road 12 – 2012, Oil On Canvas. 105 X 120cm

November 16th – December 8th, 2012

Patricia Burns’ work is concerned with the places we encounter every day: roadways, housing estates, bungalows and the edges of towns. Writing in 2011 about Burns’ “Hinterland” series, Gemma Tipton ( independent writer & critic of contemporary art and architecture) said:
“Neither day nor night, the place of her scenes resides somewhere between two states. It isn’t urban or rural, domestic or wild, and, as her use of perspective simultaneously draws the viewer in while Viagra keeping them at arms length, there is a satisfying tension involved in standing before them.”
Born in Dublin and now living in Cork city, Burns graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in 1986. She has exhibited in The Vangard Gallery, The Hammond Gallery & The Triskel, Christchurch Cork. In 2009, she was invited to show at the Royal Hibernia Academy, Dublin where she received an award for her work. She has also exhibited at The Royal Academy in London. Patricia Burns has been a visiting artist at Ballinglen Arts Foundation since 2002.