by Tempy Osborne
As a second generation adventurer and explorer I have always had the notion that anywhere in the world could potentially be seen as home. I live and work in Belgium but grew up in a family of artists surrounded by the sea and mountains landscape of the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland. In 1989 at the age of five I was taken on a year-long family adventure to the remote Inuit village of Grise Fiord in the Canadian Arctic. Here gleaning the experience of 24 hour darkness, temperatures of -40c and below, dog sled fishing trips, ice camping and the harsh reality of seal hunting, polar bear skinning and sea ice that breaks up a little earlier with every passing year. Since then I have been back to visit the Arctic many times and ideas of climate change, mass culture and fear of the unknown continually to surround my work.
I studied Fine Art specializing in painting at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland from 2002- 2006. Rarely painting on traditional canvas, instead I search for new ways of expression using wood, plastic, fabric and other surfaces.
Artist: Tempy Osborne
Website and blog: www.tempyosborne.com
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