Alison Pilkington

Alison Pilkington (°1967), born in Sligo, Ireland, invites the viewer into her inner world of personal experiences and memories. The canvases often feel alienating and restless. Yet humor and absurdity are essential. Bizarre, surrealistic figures, reminiscent of the strange creatures of Jeroen Bosch, live in a wasteland of lakes, seashores and distant mountain ranges. Pilkington's work often draws on a variety of eclectic influences from 'high' and 'low' culture - from the classical painting of the 17th-century Western traditions to the writing of Stephen King, the humorist Ivor Cutler and the stories of James Joyce. This artist likes to fuse and collide sources of inspiration. From the poetry of WB Yeats and the paintings of El Greco to the cinematic images of Ridley Scott and Ivan Tarkovsy; she mouds them in an allegorical body of work that aims to embody her own memory.

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Lord of the Hollow

Lord of the Hollow

Raising Banners From The Hollow

Raising Banners From The Hollow

An Encounter

An Encounter

Meet Me At Whispering Bay

Meet Me At Whispering Bay

Shoreline Mystery

Shoreline Mystery

Moonlight Mystery

Moonlight Mystery

The Visitor

The Visitor

Signals In the Hollow

Signals In the Hollow

Shoreline Fantasy

Shoreline Fantasy

Carnival Creatures

Carnival Creatures

Little Drama With Skirts Unfolding

Little Drama With Skirts Unfolding

A Hollow For Letters

A Hollow For Letters