Elinor O’Donovan

Elinor O’Donovan (b.1995) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Cork, Ireland. 

In her practice which spans sculpture, drawing, digital collage, film and installation, she makes reference to internet memes, cartoons, and film and tv tropes. Her work is concerned with playing and she playfully explores the ways that popular culture influences memory and knowledge.

In installations of her work, she mimicks theatre set-design in creating depth from flatness, while simultaneously examining the dichotomies of front-stage/back-stage, public/private space, and audience/performer. She often chooses to leave the raw materials of her work exposed, questioning what value remains when a work of art is sketchy and unformed.

O’Donovan received her BA from Edinburgh College of Art in 2019, and has since participated in residencies and exhibitions in Ireland, the UK and Europe. 

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