The Width of Yourself | Solomon Fine Art | 2020
Each of Eamon Colman’s paintings is a new conversation. One between the particular possibilities open to a painter and the almost unlimited material available through a genuinely open approach to engaging with place. A conversation that draws on both the corporeal memory of his walking body and a lively curiosity about just where that body finds itself in the contingent world at any given time. Whether quick or slow, that conversation is enacted physically in the studio but only concluded when Colman has pondered what he’s made and found the evocative words that become a title. (An imaginative act in its own right informed by his deep engagement with poetry, particularly contemporary Irish poetry).