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Monday, May 23, 2022

Artist Interview: Ronan Bowes

Words of the day: transitive. tension. experimentation. looking. passages.

This episode's guest is Ronan Bowes! In the conversation you'll hear Ronan share some of his early formative experiences with art and how they helped him in the right direction. Also what practice helped shape his identity as an artist, he expresses his love of materials and how work can take on the studio patina, also part of the interview is talk of painting as installation and blurring the lines of painting and constructions...listen below for more...

I also wanted to send a quick thank you to previous Ahtcast guest Heather Yip for sending me an interview question for Ronan, thanks Heather!




oil, wood, plaster and spray paint

approx. 94 x 20 x 20 cm / 37 x 8 x 8 in



oil on canvas

196 x 178 cm / 77 x 70 in




oil on canvas with artist frame

126 x 98 cm / 50 x 39 in

inset studio installation with wall, steel and concrete 




installation North wall (detail) 

work on paper with expanded painting on studio wall and wood

approx. 12ft x 20ft


You Are Here

mixed media on recycled wood with artist frame

152 x 122 cm / 60 x 48 in




Audio interview with the artist:

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The artist's website: Ronan Bowes
 instagram: @ronan_o_buadhaigh
Visit Ronan Bowes' solo show 'Decompression' online May 7th through May 29th 2022 at: Gallery 545
Mentioned in the interview:
Rita Duffy
Billy Connoly
Catherine Haggarty
Hilary Doyle
New York Crit Club
Katharina Grosse
Helen O'Leary
Susan Carr
James Kalm
Art 21
Louisiana Channel
Helen Frakenthaler
Elizabeth Murray
Joan Mitchell
Richard Tuttle
Etel Adnan
Mainie Jellet
Roy Holt
Basil Blackshaw
William Crozier
Bram Bogart
Frank Stella
Arshile Gorky
El Greco
Jackson Pollock
 Philip Guston
Francis Bacon
Many thanks to Ronan Bowes for the conversation, and congratulations on your show 'Decompression' goes out to you!
And thank you for listening! 
(original podcast intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)