Fintan Whelan pours, tilts and tips his materials to create intriguing abstract compositions inspired by landscapes and the human form.
Fintan's swirling shapes and billowing colours elicit a plethora of emotional and intellectual responses.
Despite the appearance of serendipity, Fintan’s approach is one of constant reassessment and contemplation.

Irish artist Fintan Whelan, born 1967 in Dublin, stands out for his large-scale mixed-media abstracts with oils, varnishes and pigments on canvas. Fintan trained at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art and the Dublin Institute of Technology, studying Art and Design and Graphic Design respectively. Fintan had his first solo show in 2005 and has since gone on to exhibit his work worldwide.

Fintan Whelan’s Style and Approach

As an artist, Fintan focuses on what stimulates his own curiosity and creativity. His abstract compositions are inspired both by landscapes and by his fascination with the organic. He aspires to create resonances between texture and the dynamic details of light. Form, texture, shadow, movement and energy are all themes that dominate his work, which reflects each one as he experiences it. For example, the fittingly titled Immerse Yourself, oil on canvas, reawakens the imagination, its themes prompting a plethora of emotional and intellectual reactions in the viewer. The artist’s mixed-media practice has developed through a continual process of experimentation and application of new materials and techniques, each pushing his process to its limits. This continual development is a key element to his work.

Collections and Exhibitions

Fintan has enjoyed worldwide exhibitions from London to New York and Germany where the artist now resides. His work has also been acquired by collectors across North America, Europe and Australia.

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