Swab Art Fair, Barcelona 2015


Pantocrator Gallery is join the Swab's next edition 2015 from 01-04 October in the Italian Pavilion at La Fira, Barcelona.




Enda O'Donoghue


Residence artist from 5st October to 30th October 2015.




Enda O'Donoghue's work presents a forensic interest into the construction, the language and the mediated world of digital images together with an ongoing dialogue with the medium and process of painting. Hovering between the realms of abstraction and representation, between the mathematical encoded and the organic, O'Donoghue's paintings are the result of a process which is highly analytical and methodical and yet inviting of errors, misalignments and glitches. The imagery comes almost exclusively from found photographs sourced from the Internet, where he plays with random throw-away moments of everyday life, merging them together in various interconnected themes. In O'Donoghue's work, the painterliness of his technique works with the disposable nature of his subjects to make the work sometimes poignant and melancholic, or alternatively brittle and harsh. His work is deeply influenced by the digital high speed reality we now live in and he transports these seemingly meaningless sound-bite images from a place of apparent futility to one that questions and searches for meaning through the transformative act of painting.




Kanako Tada


Residence artist from 1st October to 31st December 2015.




Kanako Tada is aware of 'self,' living a daily life, and the second 'self,' which is separated from the daily routine, as coexisting two 'selves.' The artist tries to seek how to confront with life and death and how to live a life through painting.



Application for summer residence 2015 open