Gráinne Nagle | New Collection
Welcome to the Smithson Collector's pre-sale for Gráinne Nagle's debut Smithson release.
• The collection is available to pre-purchase now via our online checkout on a first come, first served basis.
• Artworks are available unframed only during the pre-sale, with framing options and pricing upon request. If you would like to add a frame to your your chosen artwork(s), please complete your purchase via our online checkout and write your framing request/enquiry in the order notes. We will then quote and invoice for the frame and additional shipping separately.
• Further details including framing & shipping notes can be found on the product tabs on each artwork page.
The artworks will go live to the public on our main website at 3pm (GMT) Wednesday 24th November 2021.
INTRODUCTION TO THE COLLECTION
After two fantastic Art Car Boot Fair releases, we are honoured to be launching Gráinne Nagle's debut collection for Smithson.
Gráinne is a contemporary collage artist from Cork, Ireland, whose colourful constructions explore the possibilities of shape and colour. This new exclusive collection for Smithson presents drawings, paper collages and small-scale wall sculptures, each independent but corresponding elements and stages of Gráinne's creative process, singing and dancing with harmonious colour palettes and playful compositions.
Titles such as ‘Small Parts Of A Bigger Picture’ and ‘Inside Each Thing Is Some Thing’ nod to this interconnectedness, as well as an overall desire by Gráinne to push her practice further through experimenting with materials. The introduction of drawing adds a new sensibility to the collection, seen in the hand-drawn elements within the larger assemblages as well as the drawings in their own right. Here, each one may be considered as an end or starting point, punctuating Gráinne’s creative process and adding expressions of the artist’s hand not tangible within the physicality of collage in the same way.
Beyond these motivations, spontaneity and playfulness rest at the core of Gráinne’s approach. Aesthetically delicious and beautifully constructed, her works truly look good enough to eat.