Green PAINTERLY is a pilot website and a platform that aims to promote commentary and visibility for Irish painting practices.
Painting as a field of contemporary artistic practice has become increasingly visible and accessible via online platforms. This is as a result of its inherent foremost characteristic as a visual medium. Photogenically it is perfectly suited to the growing optic languages of websites, social media and the blogosphere. Although this trend of increasing visibility has great merits, one issue is that by virtue of these processes, the contextual relationships of practices are absorbed into more universal discourses, narratives and readings. This flattening of discourse dilutes the means to consider how painting emerges out of relationships to the site of its production. While painting has always been considered in terms of the broader historical and universal contexts of the medium, reading painterly endeavors in the context of activities related to Ireland, may have the potential to make visible the more distinctive engagements between artists and their world.
Currently written and administered by Ramon Kassam