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Square 5. 2013

Ronald Tallon

* 1927 in Dublin † 2014 in Dublin


Signed and numbered. Edition of 50.

Size of plate: 38.5 x 38.5 cm. Size of sheet: 59.5 x 57 cm.

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€ 850.- each

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Box set of 8 intaglio prints and introductory sheet available for € 5.750.

Ronald Tallon is one of the leading architects in Ireland and his firm, Scott Tallon Walker has won many awards for its work including the prestigious Royal Gold Medal awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The citation reads: ''The buildings designed by the partnership are respected throughout Britain and the rest of Europe for their consistency, their elegance and their absence of pretentiousness, so that they take their place naturally in old and modern surroundings''.

I have been obsessed with the simplicity of the square from my earlier days as a practicing architect. I realised then that most buildings inevitably need to expand, to grow in a natural way, where the expanded structure retained an expression of entity. Various efforts at realising this necessity led me to developing a multi-cellular system of building based on a square – the most logical structural form, capable of expansion equally on all four sides, capable of expansion horizontally and vertically, capable of creating ever evolving space as expressed by Max Bill in his teachings at the Bauhaus...This obsession with the square has inadvertently persisted within my more abstract drawings, allowing me extraordinary freedom of expression with the discipline of the square. It allows me to explore within very definite limits. This set of images is from a series based on four squares.
- Ronnie Tallon, 2013

This online exhibition features a cross section of work editioned in portfolios and sets at Stoney Road Press over the past decade. Founded in 2001 by David O'Donoghue and James O'Nolan, Stoney Road Press is a fine art publishing and editioning house which has emerged as one of Ireland's most innovative producers of limited-edition prints in traditional and experimental media, including artists' books, 3-dimensional works and tapestries.


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