Limerick, Ireland
Melanie O'Rourke, Untitled, 2002, gloss paint and marker on aluminum

Melanie O’Rourke

b. 1978, Ireland

My work is deeply rooted in the whole notion of identity, how we mould ourselves on who and what we see around us. I am interested in how social conditioning results in the formation of archetypes, which we strive for often without allowing for any incongruous encounters along the way. I consider my work to be a construct of what I observe, being a woman living in a climate saturated by mass media and consumerism.

(Text: on the border of each other catalogue, 2003)

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