MA in Fine Art – Crawford College of Art & Design

Aidan Dunne of the Irish Times says “Roseanne Lynch’s meticulous examination of light in photography is admirably concentrated and reassured.”

I am intrigued by the quality that is photographic, and by how the photographic process affects the looking. I explore the photograph, as object, as image, as representation, as illusion, as statement; it’s physicality, surface, matter and suggestion. A photograph is something you might imagine you can enter into, but it is a surface and pushes you back.

Uncertainty interests me. I like not knowing, and the understanding held within that unknowing. I am interested in the possibility of a quality of silence and internal conversation when you encounter artworks.

This body of work presents a sustained investigation of light; light that has no material substance and is illusory. This investigation focuses on the (im)material; through it I observe how light moulds and moves, light defining the planes, how our reading of a subject can be altered by its interaction with light – sometimes dramatically.

Enquiry is what I am presenting, an opportunity to bring the viewer into the enquiry. To find an answer was never my intention.

Photographs were shot on 5 x 4 film & the negatives scanned. Images presented 60”x40” lambda prints and A2 prints on metal, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork, Ireland. 14th June – 1st July 2010

“Olafur Eliasson: What is special in the case of conditional experience is, I think, what I sometimes call the introspective quality of seeing: you see whatever you’re looking at, but you also see the way you’re seeing. ….. your experience of the thing is integrated as part of the thing itself.
Robert Irwin: “Perceiving yourself perceiving’ is the phrase I use.
Olafur Eliasson: Or “seeing yourself seeing”- I probably took that from you!”

Taken from Take your time: A conversation, published in the Olafur Eliasson exhibition catalogue Take your time, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Thames and Hudson 2007