Gavin Lavelle

Lavelle creates playful and erudite mixed media creations - somewhere between exotic worlds and their impossible maps. Works could be seen as a contemporary take on metaphysics, asking questions of the world view, as did John Donne, Andrew Marvelle and other Elizabethan poets. The uncanny synthesis of collage and paint demands a second look.

‘These paintings are made using ink, watercolour, acrylic and collage on Arches and Saunders paper. There are found images and pieces of books, and Katazome and Chiyogame hand-printed papers. These Japanese papers are made with a traditional work-intensive process, as are the paintings.
I collect the images from a variety of sources: maps, bird books from the 1950’s, biology and botanical sourcebooks, historical and travel books and catalogues.’

‘it’s exciting to simply play with the visual conceit of creating a landscape, setting out its topography, placing trees, mountains, seas and lakes, villages, swellings and important buildings, birds, animals, bits of biology and references to economics and society, all the while keeping it as visually beautiful as I possibly can. I am fascinated by the ideas around history, colonisation, and an alternative imagination around how history might have turned out.’

BA Fine Art (Painting) National College of Art & Design Dublin 1991

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Gavin Lavelle The Return
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The Return
Collage and mixed media | Artwork 20cm x 20cm | Weight 1 kg<br />
Framed and glazed 40 x 40 x 5cm<br />
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£245.00
Gavin Lavelle The True Soul
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The True Soul
Collage and mixed media | Artwork 40 x 20 cm x3cm | Weight 400gm<br />
Free standing triptych hinged doors <br />
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£385.00
Gavin Lavelle Exile
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Exile
Collage and mixed media | Artwork 17cm x 17cm | Weight 1 kg<br />
Framed and glazed 34 x 34 x 3cm<br />
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£225.00
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Gavin Lavelle Forbiden Fruit
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Forbiden Fruit
Collage and mixed media | Artwork h14cm x w 8cm | Weight 1 kg<br />
Framed and glazed 30x 425 x 4cm<br />
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£175.00
Gavin Lavelle Heartstem
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Heartstem
Collage and mixed media | Artwork 17cm x 17cm | Weight 1 kg<br />
Framed and glazed 34 x 34 x 3cm<br />
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£230.00
Gavin Lavelle Snows of Kumm-al-Kel 17
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Snows of Kumm-al-Kel 17
Collage and mixed media | Artwork 16cm x 16cm | Weight 1 kg<br />
Framed and glazed 30 x 30cm x 2cm<br />
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£235.00
Gavin Lavelle Night Owl 16
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Night Owl 16
Collage and mixed media | Artwork 16cm x 16cm | Weight 1 kg<br />
Framed and glazed 30 x 30cm x 2cm<br />
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£235.00
Gavin Lavelle Hoppoe
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Hoppoe
Collage and mixed media | Artwork h 20cm x w12cm | Weight1kg<br />
Framed and glazed h38 x w30 x d4cm<br />
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£175.00
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