The work of Sonia Shiel is not easily categorised spanning as it does painting, video and installation. This diversity of approach is a valid strategy in today’s world where the access to electronic technologies is as readily available to the individual artist as a tube of paint. What pulls them together within Shiel’s work is her emphasis on process, on play. Everything is moving, careening with curiosity, skill and humour to uncover the banal and the epic.
Extract from ‘Handmade – Sonia Shiel, an impression’, Patrick T. Murphy, August 2007.
source: royalhibernianacademy (RHA)
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