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.
Lord of the Hollow
Raising Banners From The Hollow
Meet Me At Whispering Bay
Signals In the Hollow
Little Drama With Skirts Unfolding
A Hollow For Letters