Selected works by Miriam Sweeney

Miriam Sweeney
Subversion

2012

Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Pearl Paper

149.5 x 112 cm

Articles

MIRIAM SWEENEY PHOTOGRAPHY
25th April, 2012, by Claudia Endler, 2 Modern Blog

Last February the artist Miriam Sweeney entered a competition hosted by the famous Saatchi Gallery with the name Showdown. Sweeney competed with her work Subversion and she won! The two works are simple stunning, because they have this quiet strength. There is just something very poetic about the two pieces. Very sober, clean, mysterious modern in its minimality. One only can imagine what one does not see. It can almost take you back in time as one friend said when I showed it to him, “This is what you would have seen as a hansom cab came near on a foggy day in London in 1895.”

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MIRIAM SWEENEY
April 2011, by Adjo, Statement

Last February the artist Miriam Sweeney entered a competition hosted by the famous Saatchi Gallery with the name Showdown. The winner of this competition wins exposure via the Saatchi website and gallery plus additional 1000 dollar prize money. With over 4500 entries, Sweeney competed with her work Subversion and she won! The two works are simple stunning, because they have this quiet strength. There is just something very poetic about the two pieces. Very sober, clean and mysterious. Do click on the images for a bigger view.
Miriam Sweeney who is originally from Cork has had several jobs over the years, but she is now a part time teacher and artist. Together with her partner Michael they have four children and two grand children. Sweeney is the typical older artist that has struggled in the transition of wanting to be an artist to knowing that she is one. She describers her work Subversion as a way to articulate a journey from one level of reality to another. They represent the unknown and yet to trust in the leap of faith that takes us to the next step.

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Source: statementadf.com