Mainstay by Deirdre Breenby Damn Fine Print
This print was produced as part of our 2018 end of year show Damn Fam: A celebration of people, process and practice.
4 colour hand-pulled screenprint
410mm x 594mm / on Grey Fredrioni board
Edition of 20
Signed and number by artist
This poster is sold unframed securely packaged in a cardboard tube.
Please note colours may vary between computer screens.
About the print
Mainstay pays homage to the iconic Brutalist buildings and landmarks of the London cityscape. It is an interpretation of this strong architectural language composed of a section of repeated columns inspired by the concrete beauty and graphic expression of Brutalist architecture.
Breen makes screen prints characterised by flat abstract motifs and geometric compositions.
Her work explores the interplay between solid and space through studies in colour and form. She’s is interested in the possibilities and limitations of relational elements, and the infinite variations unturned. Experimental and methodical, her work celebrates abstraction, gradation and symmetry.
Breen takes inspiration from curious objects and environments. Rigid grid structures and a reductive toolkit inform her organised designs. Created using multiple layers of graphic elements, she creates tension, rhythm and contrast through shape interaction and colour combinations.
About the artist
Deirdre Breen graduated in 2008 from Limerick School of Art and Design. In 2009 she moved to London where she worked in the creative industry for a diverse range of international clients.
From 2011 to 2013, she was a member of the curatorial team for the annual Graphic Design Walk as part of The London Design Festival, an exhibition and open studio walk through East London’s creative workspaces, celebrating the practice of London’s female designers.
In 2013 she returned to Ireland and has been working full-time as a designer since.
Breen’s print practice developed in Damn Fine Print in 2016 and she has exhibited throughout Ireland. Her first solo show Superstruct opened in 2017 at Damn Fine Print. Group exhibitions include Halftone 2016 & 2017 at The Library Project, LTD Edition in the 2020 Art Gallery as part of Cork Culture Night 2017 and Vue Art Fair 2017 and she has recently had a two person collaborative exhibition with Concrete Forest in the Doswell Gallery which opened in June 2018. Her work is in the collection of the OPW and various private collections.