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Enda O’Donoghue—

● Reflection (2010) Oil on Canvas, 66x100cm.

● In the Elevator (2009) Oil on Canvas, 90x120cm.

● On the One (2006) Oil on Canvas, 120x150cm.
"The images in Enda O’Donoghue’s paintings all come from the Internet. They are all other people’s images, digitally found images. Searching through popular online social networks and blogs on an ongoing basis, he compulsively collects and catalogues photographs that he finds. The photos which he works with are most often the throw-away shots which otherwise gather digital dust buried away on hard-drives, camera chips, mobile phones or uploaded and then lost or forgotten someplace on the Web. With each image he paints he is meticulous about tracing the ownership and requesting permission, partly as a way of dealing with the anonymous nature of the Internet and also a reaction to the issues surrounding online privacy and copyright".

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