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‘Pierced Figure’ - Padraig Reaney

Medium: Etching

Dimensions: 42cm x 27cm

Location: Riverbank Arts Centre

This work at first seems like an entirely abstract work, but the title, “Pierced Figure” gives a clue to a representational reading of the work. The vertical and horizontal lines could be seen as a cross and at the centre, the abstract shape can be read as a figure, creating a surrealist crucifixion scene with the speckled area at the bottom of the composition representing the ground and the circle, in the top left, the sun.

Padraig Reaney - Pierced Figure

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