Mairi Timoney is a Scottish visual artist. She has studied at both the Edinburgh College of Art and at L’Ecole Superieure Des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg, France and is currently living and working in Edinburgh.
Space and Environment
Timoney draws inspiration from architectural structures she encounters whilst travelling and in her daily life. She creates minimalist, geometric constructions that provide only a hint to their intended form, while the inclusion of objects instead of humans gives the work its suggestive and quiet atmosphere.
Timoney begins any work by deciding on the principal colour palette. She will usually cover the entire board in paint or leave parts of the wood exposed and then tape off certain sections so that she can begin to apply the different colours. She fills the spaces with patterned paper and forms which build up the image and create a sense of environment and narrative. She explores textures and layered surfaces with materials such as enamel, cork, silicone and perspex.
Timoney has exhibited her work in prestigious institutions such as The Whitechapel Gallery in London and both the National Gallery of Modern Art and The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2017, Timoney was selected as a finalist for The Carlo Bonatto Minella Art Prize and as a winner was granted a solo exhibition at the Galeria Blanca Soto in Madrid.