Elva Mulchrone, ‘Continuum IV’, 2017, Gibbons & Nicholas

Elva Mulchrone's recent paintings present a commentary on the work of various economists addressing issues on the cyclical nature of economic pattern and income inequality . They utilise and incorporate the data of Thomas Piketty and in particular his book Capital in the 21st century and the data collated by the Paris school of Economics. They present a manipulation and transformation of the data into numerical form and reflect on the abundance of and confusion surrounding data and the apparent inevitability of inequality in a contemporary economic context. They abstract the data and ask questions as to where this leaves modern societies. Where is the graph going….