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Fintan Whelan (1967 IE)


Fintan Whelan’s method of painting is characterised by an immediacy of process and an urgency of vision, which he has been developing over several years. Despite the appearance of serendipity, Whelan’s technique involves constant assessment, measurement and exploration of pigments and their configurations, combined with varnishes, oils and a variety of materials. The challenge that Whelan’s art constitutes his motivation – that is to create resonances between or among the senses by exploiting the ever-changing detail of light and texture. His abstracts are worlds eliciting a multitude of emotional and intellectual responses that we, as viewers, must resolve. Fintan Whelan was born in Dublin and has spent his adult life in Ireland, Spain and Germany (his current home). His work has been exhibited and acquired by numerous collectors across North America, Europe and Australia, and featured in prominent residential projects in UK and USA.







2017 April – May – Lichtenberg Project – Künstlerhaus, Göttingen, Germany
2017 Jan. – April – Wavelengths – Johannis Kirche, Kassel, Germany
2016 August – Leafy Secrets, Hidden Legacies – Rothe House, Kilkenny Ireland
2015 Jan. – Febr. – Flow Paintings – The Moat Theatre, Naas, Ireland
2014 Oct. – Glimmer Paintings – Arts and Culture Centre, McAuley Place, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Sept. – Begegnung – Winkelman Gallery, Hannover, Germany
2014 May – June – InterView III – Kunstlerhaus Gallery Göttingen, Germany
2013 Oct. – Beautiful Losers – 4h-art Gallery, Hannover, Germany
2013 Sept. – Oct. – Begegnung – Torhaus Galerie, Göttingen, Germany
2013 June – July – Reflections – Schofield’s Gallery, Göttingen, Germany
2010 Feb. – Kunst im Quartal, Atelier Block 16, Hannover, Germany
2009 Nov. – 2010 Jan. – Silberstein Atelier, Göttingen, Germany
2006 May-Nov. – Solway Chemicals, Weesp, Netherlands
2005 March – ‘Luz y Espacio’, Museo de Blas Infante, Granada, Spain


2017 April-May – Einfach ohne alles, Luzia Sassen Gallery, Collogne, Germany
2017 Febr. – March – 100% Abstract, Le Dame Art Gallery, London, UK
2017 – Fineartseen. London, UK
2016 November – December – Annual Exhibition of Federal Association of German Fine Artists, Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Göttingen
2016 June – July – Gallery Bottega d’Arte Merlino, Florence, Italy
2015 November – December – Annual Exhibition of Federal Association of German Fine Artists, Kunstlerhaus Gallery, Göttingen
2015 November – December – Culture Bunker (Kulturbunker Köln), Cologne, Germany
2015 August – SweetArt Summer Festival – Espacio Gallery, London, UK
2015 August – Oct. – Flow – Boundary Art Gallery, Cardiff, UK
2014 July – Der/die/das Fremde (The Strangers) – Faust Gallery, Hannover
2014 April – 100 x 4h-art: Rückblick – Ausblick 4h-art Gallery, Hannover, Germany
2012 July – Dall’Acqua Nasce L’anima. Ex Chiesa di San Nicolao, Bellano, Italy