Hazel O’Sullivan (Irish b. 1998) is a visual artist who challenges the boundaries between painting and sculpture, fine art and design. Using wood stains and veneers, her recent work is inspired by Minimalism and tromp l’oeil painting.
Residency Project Idea
On this residency, she wants to take the time to explore furniture design, and create hybrid artworks that pose simultaneously as furnitures, objects and architectures. She would use the space to produce a series of paintings using wood stain, veneer and oils, paying particular attention to the work of Richard Artschwager, and considering his approach to the everyday object. Looking closely at furniture in working class conditions such as her own, and modern furniture in luxury conditions, she wants to explore the sense of disillusionment that she associates with the definition of ‘home’, and create artworks that reflect this.
Nick Jordan and Amber Henry of Mason & Fifth, alongside Hypha Studios trustees
Mason & Fifth is a community living project who have offered fully furnished flats and studio spaces to eight artists for two months at their site in Primrose Hill. They partnered with Hypha Studios for the selection process. The live-in residencies are offered in exchange for donating a work made during the two months to Mason & Fifth, who will display the work in one of their future buildings and in an exhibition in early 2023.