Charles Tyrrell: In Conversation

Charles Tyrrell Studio (source: The Painting Imperative)
Charles Tyrrell Studio (source: The Painting Imperative)

Roisín McGuigan interviews painter Charles Tyrrell.

Tyrrell notes: "I put a lot of store on the process and allow the paintings build from my understanding of and relationship with the process... Usually ideas and images that I feel create the right arena for things to happen, for notions to develop and expand and grow towards that final potent image. But, yes, ultimately my work does not come from a conceptual/ideas realm but is very material and physical and pragmatic… relying on an ever unfolding journey, a journey that can reach great intensity through concentration and alertness to the moment and materials."

Charles Tyrrell: Selection from a New Series is on view at the Royal Hibernian Academy, on view through December 21, 2011.