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Ronnie Tallon: Four Squares

Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013

A limited edition box set of eight intaglio prints by Ronnie Tallon, entitled Four Squares, will be released by Stoney Road Press on 5 September 2013.

Shane O'Toole will open the exhibition on Thursday, 5 September at 6pm. RIAI Members are invited by Stoney Road Press - please RSVP Stoney Road Press at 01 887 8544 or email mail@stoneyroadpress.com if you would like to attend.

Ronnie Tallon says about this work: “I have been obsessed with the simplicity of the square from my earlier days as a practicing architect. I realised then that most buildings inevitably need to expand, to grow in a natural way, where the expanded structure retained an expression of entity. Various efforts at realising this necessity led me to developing a multi-cellular system of building based on a  square – the most logical structural form, capable of expansion equally on all four sides, capable of expansion horizontally and vertically, capable of creating ever evolving space as  expressed by Max Bill in his teachings at the Bauhaus. This theory was applied to the design for Galway University using concrete structure and with steel structure in the design of the Carroll Cigarette Factory at Dundalk, now adapted for educational use by the Dundalk Institute of Technology. The Carroll building expresses the freedom possible within the discipline of a rigid structural logic. This obsession with the square has inadvertently persisted within my more abstract drawings, allowing me extraordinary freedom of expression with the discipline of the square. It allows me to explore within very definite limits. This set of images is from a series based on four squares.” 



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