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Paintings by Seán Cummins

Seán Cummins is presenting new work at the Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London.

A Control Room Romance: The Operators
Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London
20th November 2019 – 05th January 2020

Seán exhibits paintings of Nuclear Power Control Room Operatives absorbed in their supervisory task. He uses mid-twentieth century photographic imagery of a Nuclear Power Control Room and an early computer laboratory as source material. The work explores the interaction between humans and sophisticated technology, revealing an absorption in the human-machine interface.

Cummins makes paintings as an archaeological process from historic photographs. Working between abstraction and figuration, he manipulates the images using painterly strategies that prioritise flatness, shape and colour. The aim is to give new life through a subversive representation. He sees this process as a “reverse modernism” that exposes the idealism of that time to our present gaze.

 

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Mindy Lee               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         020 7594 9364

Seán Cummins      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

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