Claire Kerr

Claire Kerr (born 1968 Wallsend, UK) lives and works in Dublin. She studied at Wimbledon School of Art and Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and has exhibited widely in Ireland including a solo exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin.

Her subjects are everyday and often peripheral things: a patch of meadow, a cluttered kitchen, a glimpse of the view through a train window. Her treatment of them however, is extraordinary. The paintings are miniature in scale and deliberately photographic in technique. However, the painted surface is only the beginning of each painting's conceptual investigation of its subject-matter and each work transcends its surface to become something much greater than the sum of its parts.