In the studio: Martin Finnin discusses the process of creating 'Chemical Constable & Untwisting of Ampersand' and our contemporary landscape.
Each summer Martin Finnin packs the contents of his Cork studio into an old ambulance and drives form Ireland to a friend's farm in the hills outside Lucca in Italy. Here he paints for several months, returning to Cork in the autumn. By then some canvases will be finished and those that remain unresolved will continue to be worked on through the contrasting envirnment of the Irish Winter. The development of the paintings for this exhibition was recorded by his wife Maria in a series of photographs taken between 2015 nd 2018, as well as this video in fornt of some unfinsished work. These offer fascinating insight into his ideas, recodring moments on each canvas that now only linger as faint shadows beneath months of later revisions