Cotton Mouth by Michael O'Reilly

Cotton Mouth by Michael O'Reilly

21 x 29.7cm

Screenprint

Cotton Mouth by Michael O'Reilly

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Cotton Mouth by Michael O'Reilly
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This is the first print O’Reilly has produced and published. His imaginary and sometimes idyllic landscapes resemble real scenarios where he places mystifying objects and figures.

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£195.00
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Artwork description

This is the first print O’Reilly has produced and published. His multi-layered and multi-coloured screen print echoes the painterly approach of his predominant painting practice in which he often compares the touch of his brush to Hemingway’s approach in the Old Man and the Sea: how the fisherman carefully studies the marlin’s movements under the water, he concentrates on the mediums expressive and gestural potentials to powerfully evoke sensations within different landscapes ranging from the intimately domestic to the epic sublime.

His imaginary and sometimes idyllic landscapes resemble real scenarios where he places mystifying objects and figures that in fact relate to personal reminiscences and produce psychological relationships between conflicting feelings.
The artist gets inspiration for his works everywhere, from photographs to collages, but especially from everyday encounters, journeys and meetings.

All proceeds from the sale of RA Editions prints go directly to support the RA Schools.



  • Medium - Screenprint
  • Dimensions - 21 x 29.7cm
  • Edition - 125

About Michael O'Reilly

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Talented young artist Michael O’Reilly studied at Wimbledon College of Art before embarking on his postgraduate diploma at the Royal Academy Schools, from which he graduated in 2013.

O’Reilly’s paintings focus on the medium’s presence and its capacity to describe. He explores perceptions of the outdoors, locomotion and states of fatigue. Always setting out to articulate sensory experiences, O’Reilly’s work may conjure anything from the feeling of sheltering underneath an umbrella or rafting in a wobbly boat.

His work has appeared in several RA Summer Exhibitions and has also been displayed at venues and exhibitions including Artworks Open for Barbican Arts Group Trust, Aftersun at The Space in Sevenoaks, The Catlin Guide Launch: New Artists in the U.K, Postgraduate Printmaking in London at Clifford Chance, the Royal Academy Schools, JM Finn corporate offices, HSBC Headquarters, Matthews Yard, GX Gallery and Copenhagen Place among many others.