530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Lucy O'Donovan
Interpretative Realms
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Mitera   Mitera
    Oil on Canvas
    23.5" x 27.5"
    Lucy O'Donovan

  • Grasp   Grasp
    Oil on Canvas
    12" x 16"
    Lucy O'Donovan

  • Reflection   Reflection
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 24"
    Lucy O'Donovan

  • Rehab   Rehab
    Oil on Canvas
    19.5" x 15.5"
    Lucy O'Donovan

  • Race for the Prize - Flaming Lips   Race for the Prize - Flaming Lips
    Oil on Canvas
    18" x 24"
    Lucy O'Donovan

  • Craigiejoe   Craigiejoe
    Oil on Canvas
    31.5" x 24"
    Lucy O'Donovan

  • Masai Mara Tribal Woman   Masai Mara Tribal Woman
    Oil on Canvas
    21" x 26"
    Lucy O'Donovan

  • Decision   Decision
    Oil on Canvas
    20" x 20"
    Lucy O'Donovan

  • Father:Daughter   Father:Daughter
    Oil on Canvas
    25.5" x 20"
    Lucy O'Donovan


Lucy O'Donovan

LUCY O'DONOVAN

Interpretative Realms
July 31 - August 20, 2015
Reception: Thursday August 6, 2015 6-8 PM

As a child, Lucy O’Donovan began drawing and using watercolors while holidaying in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Over the years she has expanded her repertoire, working with various paints and subject matter, discarding preoccupations with “classical beauty” in favor of subjects who are involved in her own life. O’Donovan paints predominantly with oil, a medium she discovered while working toward her PhD. “It can be so subtle, sculptural, and, if used correctly, expressive,” she says. O’Donovan’s work is inspired by the likes of Jenny Saville, Alyssa Monks, and Lucien Freud. She describes herself as “obsessive” about depicting flesh, muscle, and skin as realistically as possible. Oil paint, with its rich color and textures, is the perfect medium for O’Donovan. It allows her to build layers, a process through which, she says, “a much more visceral piece of work emerges.” 

Lucy O’Donovan graduated as a veterinary surgeon before returning to academia in 2002. She now carries out molecular biology research of the brain and has studied the pathways and genes involved in both schizophrenia and incidents of stroke.





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