Eamon Colman: The Width of Yourself

6 - 29 February 2020

Eamon Colman - The Width of Yourself

7 - 29 FEBRUARY, 2020

Solomon Fine Art is delighted to host its first and much anticipated solo exhibition by artist Eamon Colman.

Colman’s life-long passion for walking has taken him to vast and dramatic landscapes throughout the world but The Width of Yourself see’s the artist reign in his focus, creating paintings inspired by walks within a 30 mile radius of his home in rural Kilkenny. Blending the figurative and the abstract, Colman’s patchwork style of colour and pattern captures the shifting weather, sights and stories of the explored terrain.

Born in Dublin in 1957, Eamon Colman studied in the Trinity Art Workshop and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, beginning a full time professional career in 1979. He was chairperson of The Artists Association of Ireland (1993-1995) and elected President of the European Council of Artists (1995-2000). Having created over forty solo exhibitions presented nationally and internationally including The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery; Temple Bar Gallery; Oriel Q Gallery, Wales; Stern Studio Gallery, Vienna; and The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, USA, he is considered one of Ireland's most important contemporary painters. In recognition of his major contribution to Irish culture Colman was elected a member of Aosdána in 2007 and to the Toscairi in 2018.

Colman’s work is represented in many major collections including: The Arts Council of Ireland, Office of Public Works - Government Collection, Gordon Lambert Collection – Irish Museum of Modern Art, AIB Bank, Bank of Ireland, K P M G, Smurfit Ireland Grp, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Arthur Anderson, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Tralee Regional Technical College, Fyffes Ireland, Delta Airlines, The Danish Arts Council, De Vere’s private collection and various private collections worldwide. 

In 2003 Colman moved from his native Dublin to set up a studio in the rural uplands of north-east Co. Kilkenny where he lives and works.