Andrew Kernan Irish, b. 1996

Andrew Kernan is a visual artist who works in painting and curation. His practice delves into the nuances of community expressions and the evolving functions of spaces, investigating the intersection between the tangible and virtual, public and private, and the individual’s sense of stability. He examines the loss of a sense of place resulting from miscommunication and the diffusion of information. This theme serves as a focal point, guiding his inquiry into the dynamics that shape our understanding of these spaces. Kernan infuses the work with layers of commentary by merging communal repositories with found objects by re-purposing these elements within the gallery, making viewers reconsider the function and meaning of the objects and spaces around them. His practice reflects on the multifaceted nature of our surroundings, challenging us to explore the hidden narratives within these intersections.