Born in Dublin in 1966, and graduating from the National College of Art and Design in 1988, John Cronin has been exhibiting since the late 1980s. In the intervening years his work has been seen in Europe, U.S. and Asia. Most recently it has been exhibited alongside that of Cecily Browne, Ian Davenport, Mark Francis, Howard Hodgkin, Callum Inness, Jason Martin and Seán Scully in the major review of Abstract painting in Britain and Ireland - Painting in the Noughties. While his work's primary concern is abstract painting in the age of artificial intelligence, the titles of his exhibitions often reflect a desire to add a thematic twist to each new body of work. Through a diverse range of exhibitions, including MANUMIT, SURD, SEREIN, MHz, TAINT and PALINODE, we have seen him continually extended the language of his practice. Cronin has gleaned praise from many quarters most notably from the eminent New York Critic Donald Kuspit, who says - 'he puts the "juice" back into modernist painting, after Greenberg's post-painterly theory squeezed it out.'
John Cronin is one of the leading abstract painters working in Ireland today and his work is included in a very extensive range of collections both in Ireland and abroad. He has also been commissioned to produced many very large scale pieces for clients. He is currently working on a new body of work.
Exhibitions with Green on Red
- Standard Deviation, 30 May - 06 Jul 2013
- Augmented Reality, 20 May - 18 Jun 2011
- New Paintings, 30 Apr - 30 May 2009
- The Devil's Interval, 20 Apr - 19 May 2007
- Palinode, 22 Apr - 21 May 2005
- The Nightingale, 13 Mar - 13 Apr 2003
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