“My conceptual interests lie mainly in perception and different ways of seeing. . . In my work currently, I am using the body, an extremely familiar form, to see how it can change the perception of environments and to see how the perception of it itself can be changed.”
Adrian Colwell: Aisle, photograph, 2009; image courtesy the artist.
Born in 1988, Adrian Colwell is a Dublin-based artist who is currently a fourth year Visual Arts student at IADT Dun Laoghaire. He is majoring in 4-D, focusing on photography, video and sound. Considering mainly different ways of seeing, Colwell is interested in how people perceive and interpret the visual information around them.
Colwell has exhibited in several galleries around Ireland including the Joy Gallery (Dublin), the Mill Gallery (Dublin), and the Cavan County Museum.
Current Work | Self Portrait
Through video, Colwell investigates the self within a particular place or environment. A dialogue between the still and moving image is created in order to clearly and effectively illustrate ideas surrounding perception and ways of seeing.
Self Portrait was originally shown at D-Light Studios in May 2010.
“An initial interest concerning visual perception has here evolved into an interest in self-perception. The piece attempts to address the issue of how one sees oneself in relation to the environment that they are in and how the roles created are fulfilled.”
The following are stills from Colwell’s video piece Self Portrait.
Adrian Colwell: Self Portrait, video still, 2010; image courtesy the artist.
Adrian Colwell: Self Portrait, still 3, 2010; image courtesy the artist.
Adrian Colwell: Self Portrait, still 2, 2010; image courtesy the artist.