Painting and Sculpture
Work & Ethos
Belfast born Artist Sara Cunningham-Bell (C-B), works out of a studio on the North Coast of Ireland. Her work is figurative in form and documentary in approach. It can be either large or small in scale.
Cunningham-Bells work is part of the Art Collection of Bass Ireland Contemporary Fine art, Coleraine Council, The Hastings Hotel Group, The Vatican City, B.B. Fraser, McLaughlin and Harvey, Heriot-Watt University amongst a few. Her work is graphically employed by publishing houses - Eerdmans (U.S.), SCM-Canterbury, W.J Knox, Routledge Press, and C-Bs sculpture work has won a number of public competitions for DCAL, IRFU, Victoria College Belfast, the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation an International Fund for Ireland.
Her degree work won a prize which funded postgraduate studies at Edinburgh College of Art, after which her work has shown in over 40 group shows, eight solo shows in France, Luxembourg, Scotland and Ireland, with her sculpture work being selected to represent Ireland in the Grands et Jeunes D’Aujourd’Hui Salon 2000 Paris and Luxembourg.
Central to her work is the endeavour to interrupt the dualisms that divide up the lived world, forming the realities we seek to inhabit. The most important of these being, spirit / matter.The Art negotiates this quandary, in an effort to present the truth of beauty - a truth that cannot be dependent on the ugly.