Cillian O'Neill

SHROUDS

How the sculptural quality can be returned in the presentation of the image, that is the main question which has driven this work. These images that depict fragile and delicate objects, which nonetheless clearly refer to a form they once held. The objects within these images are named shrouds, as their form shows us something which is no longer there. They are shells that hint at something that once was, yet this refrence is unmistakable. The abscence of this orginal content is the reason these objects are photographed. Due to this proces, however, their fleeting nature dissapears, as they become transfixed within the image. The aim of this work is to try to retain the original characteristic of these objects within the presented image. This aim is pursued through experimenting with the surface on which this images are shown, and how this surface is shown within the space.

Cillian O'Neill (1994) was born in Brussels, Belgium and currently still resides there. He completed his Bachelor of Photography at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, which included taking part in an exchange program within the Fine Arts department of the Listaháskóli Íslands in Reykjavík, Iceland. He completed his Master's degree in Photography in 2016, also at LUCA.

Cillian O'Neill
Cillian O'Neill
Cillian O'Neill
Cillian O'Neill
Cillian O'Neill
Cillian O'Neill
Cillian O'Neill
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