Brian Palm

 

 

"Down Our Way" - Mixed Media on Board  

 

Brian Palm was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1957 and moved to Dublin, Ireland in 1977 to attend the National College of Art and Design. During the late 1970s and 1980s Palm documented much of the social change taking place in Dublin, focusing on urban street photography with an emphasis on the inner city youth culture, urban decay and architectural demolition. Using a camera as a tool for collecting information, he has said, "At the time I considered my photography to be an essential part of an art making process rather than an artistic end in itself". Since then, Palm has been creating contemporary cityscapes of Dublin using clearly identifiable personal imagery in a process which is uniquely his own. Combining photo-collage and oil paint Palm has created a large body of artwork, developing and perfecting his unusual technique over a number of years.

 

Palm's unique style and technique has developed from a process of trial and error. He describes, "I have developed a technique which allows me to directly use my original photographic imagery as an integral part of a painting's visual and physical structure. On an ordinary black and white photocopier, I greatly enlarge details or sections of my photographs creating a grainy 'drop-out' effect. This step takes ordinary photographic imagery into an altered, abstracted territory and gives it enormous graphic strength". He cuts and reassembles various elements from several pictures into one, or from one into several. Buildings, figures, street, furniture etc. are intermingled and collaged together to create imaginary compositions based on reality.

 

When soaked in a diluted PVA solution, thin photocopy paper has many of the properties of rice paper, and when applied to a primed wooden surface it adheres well and the image remains permanent. Protected from the damaging effects of oil paint by the PVA seal, the paper will not rot and the collaged surface gives an actual three dimensional aspect to the picture plane. The skies, clouds and streets are built up with luminous layers of oil paint and varnish on wood then finished and sealed with several coats of matt varnish. The process has allowed him to combine photography and painting in order to produce emotionally evocative, atmospheric pictures. The work is intentionally challenging to the viewer in both content and technique, while remaining aesthetically attractive. Through the combination of paint and photo collage, the pictures are specifically intended to question our ideas and attitudes in relation to what does or does not define a contemporary "painting".

 

           There is a subtle political and moral content to the narrative of Palm's work. "I have attempted to document the massive changes that have taken place in the city of Dublin during the past twenty years physically, spiritually and emotionally, and have commented on what I found. The figures that inhabit my paintings are often the most vulnerable and marginalised members of society; the poor, the elderly, children. Lost in contemplation, oblivious to the viewer, they go about their daily routines amid the rapid developments engulfing them and their community". His work also addresses "the larger question of the collective thought process of our society as a whole, and how our personal values, beliefs and decisions directly affect the lives of others around us. While addressing serious issues, I would like to think that my paintings leave the viewer with a positive sense of optimism, resilience, and affirmation".

 

Palm has lived in Ireland since graduating from NCAD with an honours BFA in 1981. Palm has regularly shown his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout Ireland, including the Royal Hibernian Academy's Annual Exhibitions, Royal Ulster Academy's Annual Exhibitions, Eigse Exhibitions, Galway Arts Festivals, Iontas Exhibitions, and many others. He was a committee member of the "Independent Artists Association" and exhibited annually in the "Irish Exhibition of Living Art". Palm has been the recipient of several Arts Council of Ireland awards and bursaries, and has participated in a number of residences at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamaghkerrig and the Cill Rialaig Project in Kerry. He recently participated in the RHA School Atelier Programme and held a successful exhibition in Studio One following his residency. Palm's work is represented in numerous public and private collections in Ireland and abroad.



74 products in this category, displaying products 1 to 74.

  ARTIST/TITLE PRICE  
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Karen & Wendy (Circa 79)
Mixed Media, framed
46cm x 66cm (18' x 26'')

SOLD
€650.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Persistent Memory (Snow)
Mixed Media, framed
61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")

€750.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Wendy
Mixed Media, framed
61cm x 41cm (24" x 16")

€650.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
3 Kids, Charlemount Place
Mixed Media, framed
68cm x 50cm (27" x 19.5)

€650.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Two Women and a Pram
Mixed Media, framed
41cm x 29cm (16" x 11.5")

€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Last game of the Day
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 38cm (24" x 15")

€590.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Neighbours
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
59cm x 48cm (23" x 19")

€650.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
3 Travellers at Charlemont Pl.
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
60cm x 122cm (24" x 48")

€1,250.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Monaghan's Corner with Kids
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
60cm x 122cm (24" x 48")

€1,250.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Old Man and a Ray of Light
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
48cm x 61cm (19" x 24")

€650.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Traveller's Caravan,The Coombe
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
30cm x 41cm (12'' x 16'' )

€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Donnybrook
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
30cm x 41cm (12'' x 16'' )

€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Liight Heart, Dark Woods
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
41cm x 30cm (16" x 12")

€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Unknown Distance
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
36cm x 25cm (14" x 10")

€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Charlemont Street Camp
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 92cm (24" x 36")

SOLD
€950.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Sibling Revelry
Mixed Media on Board
58 cm x 92 cm (23'' x 36'')

SOLD
€950.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
The Nine Arches
Mixed Media on Board
58 cm x 122 cm (23'' x 48'')

€1,250.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
The Lawns, Charlemont Place
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
60cm x 90cm (24" x 36")

SOLD
€950.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Persistent Memory
Mixed Media, framed
61cm x 122cm (24" x 48")

SOLD
€1,250.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Autumn, Charlemont Street
Mixed Media, framed
61cm x 92cm (24" x 36")

€950.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Karen on Mount Street
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
43cm x 23cm (17" x 9")

€350.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Heavy Snow, Charlemont St
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
53cm x 81cm (21" x 32")

SOLD
€490.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Drawing in the Street
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
66cm x 46cm (26" x 18")

€650.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Tramp Steamer with Titanic
Shadowbox
28cm x 36cm x 20cm

SOLD
€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
This Side Up
Shadowbox
27cm x 33cm x 17cm

€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
S.S Robert Beard
Shadowbox
27cm x 35cm x 18cm

€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Kid Drawing with Chalk
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 46cm (24" x 18")

SOLD
€650.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Kid on a trike, Charlemont Pl
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 46cm (18" x 18")

SOLD
€350.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Woman in the Neighbourhood
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 46cm (18" x 18")

SOLD
€350.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Childs Play , Percy Place
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 61cm (18" x 24")

SOLD
€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Girl playing Hopscotch
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 46cm (24" x 18")

SOLD
€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Girl Running with Crisps
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
31cm x 46cm (12" x 18")

SOLD
€290.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Kid in the Neighbourhood
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 31cm (18" x 12")

SOLD
€290.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Kid and a House of Flats
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 31cm (18" x 12")

SOLD
€290.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Playground
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 31cm (18" x 12")

SOLD
€290.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Rogue Wave
Shadowbox
32cm x 27cm x 19cm

€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Icebound
Shadowbox
18cm x 54cm x 16cm

€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Muirchu Standing By
Shadowbox
24cm x 42cm (9.5'' x 16.5'')

SOLD
€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Helga and the U-Boat
Shadowbox
24cm x 42cm (9.5'' x 16.5'')

€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Helga Shells Bolands Mills
Mixed Media, framed
20cm x 48.5cm (8'' x 19'')

SOLD
€350.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Helga Burns Down the R.H.A.
Shadowbox
34cm x 54cm (13.5'' x 21'')

SOLD
€650.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
HMY Helga, 1916
Mixed Media Framed
25cm x 53cm (10'' x 21'')

SOLD
€690.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
2 Sisters Moving Past a House
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
54cm x 43cm (21" x 17")

SOLD
€390.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Wanderer at Percy Place,Dublin
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
48cm x 30cm (19" x 12")

SOLD
€290.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
6 Kids Beside Georges House
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 30cm (18" x 12")

SOLD
€290.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
15 Kids & the Gasometer,Dublin
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 46cm (18" x 18")

SOLD
€350.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
9 Kids & the Gasometer, Dublin
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 46cm (18" x 18")

SOLD
€350.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
5 Kids & a Lady at Old House
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 46cm (18" x 18")

SOLD
€350.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Kid at the Back of Macken St
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
36cm x 25cm (14" x 10")

SOLD
€190.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Girl beside Georges House
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 38cm (24" x 15")

SOLD
€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
3 Girls with a Baby, Pearse Pl
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 46cm (24" x 18")

SOLD
€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
5 Boys, Pearse St at Gasworks
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 46cm (24" x 18")

SOLD
€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Little Girl wandering,Percy Pl
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 46cm (24" x 18")

SOLD
€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Skipping Rope
Mixed Media on Paper, Framed
38cm x 18cm (15" x 7")

SOLD
€390.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Sunset in Donnybrook
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 92cm (24" x 36")

SOLD
€590.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Sisters
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
66cm x 91cm (26" x 36")

SOLD
€950.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Street Games
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 38cm (24" x 15")

SOLD
€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Last game of the Day
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 38cm (24" x 15")

SOLD
€450.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
The Basin
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
82cm x 102cm (32" x 40")

SOLD
€1,250.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Persistent Memory
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
83cm x 102cm (33" x 40")

SOLD
€1,250.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Loose Tooth
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 61cm ( 24'' x 24')

SOLD
€590.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Pint of Milk, Charlemont Place
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
71cm x 71cm (28" x 28")

SOLD
€750.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Percy Place
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
43cm x 71cm (17" x 28")

SOLD
€490.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Donnybrook
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 91cm (18" x 36")

SOLD
€490.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Towards the Gasometer
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 61cm ( 18'' x 24')

SOLD
€390.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Gable Ends with Snow
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 61cm ( 18'' x 24')

SOLD
€390.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Apparition in Rubble
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 61cm ( 18'' x 24')

SOLD
€390.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Girl in Snow
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 61cm ( 18'' x 24')

SOLD
€390.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Gueen's Terrace
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
46cm x 61cm ( 18'' x 24')

SOLD
€390.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Kid with Red Gasometer
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 81cm (24" x 32")

SOLD
€590.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
King of the Hill
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
61cm x 61cm ( 24'' x 24')

SOLD
€490.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Desolation Row
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
43cm x 71cm (17" x 28")

SOLD
€490.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
George's House in Snow
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
43cm x 71cm (17" x 28")

SOLD
€490.00
Brian Palm Brian Palm
Tracks in the Snow
Mixed Media on Board, Framed
66cm x 46cm (26" x 18")

SOLD
€490.00
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