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Very excited to be included in this exhibition 13th-15th March 2021

As an Irish and Berlin based artist, I explore the deeper memory world of archetypes and how they resonate in the landscape around us. 

I am a self-taught artist having completed a degree in History of Art at Trinity College Dublin in 1999. 

Growing up in the West of Ireland influenced my exploration of memory and imagination, both of which are central to my work and rather than specific places or people are a deeper reflection on nature and the ways it can develop my experience of the present, by means of a generational memory that is a thread I try to tease out in my paintings, unravelling the hidden ecstasies and agonies that our natural surroundings hold.

All my digital work is born from my physical paintings, digitally enhanced, manipulated, many to the point of abstraction whereby colour becomes the primary communicator. These new discoveries and methods of creating have helped me overcome blocks in my artistic and emotional comprehension, giving me courage to go against the grain and resist clinging to a single approach, instead working intuitively for an audience of one, switching from paint to collage to photo editing and back again. Without judgement, a desire for validation, or awareness of competition. It has brought me full circle to where I began.

I hope that my work creates a space for curiosity and reflection. Some paintings ask abstract questions, while others are simply a reason to pause, look, take a breath and remember.

Three of my artworks hang in the HSE Corporate Finance Center, Irish Government Building, Dublin, Ireland.

Featured Artist of the week at the Embassy of Ireland

Berlin, 10th-14th May 2021

Orfhlaith Egan Art, Krischanweg 42b 12359 Berlin
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Orfhlaith Egan. Irish artist. Original landscape paintings and drawings. Based in Galway and Berlin. Art studio & gallery, Berlin. Current exhibition at Freyer Marktforschung, Berlin.
Matterhorn features on the cover of Mountains and the German Mind Tranlations from Gessner to Messner 1541-2009 Edited by Sean Ireton, Caroline Schaumann, Emory University
Future Art is Vivid Sydney even by FutureArt Friday 27th May 2022
Brittle-Fragile Exhibition WESTIVAL 2019 - HANDLE WITH CARE! takes inspiration from, and pays homage to the theme ‘BRITTLE / FRAGILE’. The festival’s heart, its flagship visual-arts exhibition
Collect Exhibition Brochure XPLOIT x ORLA March 2022
In the Tickle of Warhol's Fruit - Issue #9 Apparelled in celestial light - the landscape issue Art Zine focused on Hic et Nunc artists and writers featuring Orfhlaith Egan, Graph Indie and Kran Karta with a poem by Filo Santi Created by Wily Guys (@guyswily) and Maia Mellier (@maiamellier)
South Lake Doon. Original artwork by Orfhlaith Egan @orlainberlin ~ September 24th 2021. Hicetnunc NFT Creator Address: tz1ViMzA17dRAZpCopuckBHdphMua26YDVgN. digital memory painting pixelsort remix color landscape art lake loughcorrib orlainberlin orfhlaithegan asoftday blue mimetype: image/png
A 3-day immersive rare digital art show Future Art at Sydney’s legendary Paddington Town Hall, January 2021.


Mountains and the German Mind Translations from Gessner to Messner 1541-2009 Edited by Sean Ireton, Caroline Schaumann featuring Matterhorn painting cover design by Orfhlaith Egan Berlin 2020

​​​​LiTE-HAUS Berlin

galerie & projektraum

​February 17 - March 19, 2022

Welcome to the 10th edition of the époque press é-zine on the theme, Ecstasy. We have been overwhelmed with the response we have had and the process of selecting the submissions to include has been extremely difficult. The quality of creativity we see in submissions never ceases to amaze us and in this edition we are honoured to feature a range of artists from all over the world. époque press 1st October 2021 featuring artist Orfhlaith Egan.

Westival Gallery

Oct 23rd - 28th 2019

Through an open call, artists were invited to submit work on Westival 2019’s theme, ‘Brittle / Fragile’. The result was an exciting and varied group show showcasing selected work from Irish and international artists, featuring sculpture, painting, drawing and photography.

 The theme proved a generous, many-headed muse, with artists responding in a huge variety of ways and presenting a multiplicity of creative interpretations – personal fragility, vulnerability as strength, frailty engendering feelings of protectiveness, the brittle geopolitical landscape, the fragility and ever-increasing vulnerability of our planet….

Als in Irland und Berlin lebende Künstlerin erforsche ich die tiefere Erinnerungswelt der Archetypen und wie sie in der Landschaft um mich herum widerhallen. 

Ich bin Autodidaktin und habe 1999 einen Abschluss in Kunstgeschichte am Trinity College Dublin gemacht. ​

Das Aufwachsen im Westen Irlands hat meine Erforschung von Erinnerung und Vorstellungskraft beeinflusst, die beide im Mittelpunkt meiner Arbeit stehen. Anstelle von bestimmten Orten oder Menschen geht es mir um eine tiefere Reflexion über die Natur und die Art und Weise, wie sie meine Erfahrungen mit der Gegenwart entwickeln kann, und zwar mittels eines Generationen-Gedächtnisses, das ich in meinen Gemälden herauszukitzeln versuche, indem ich die verborgenen Ekstasen und Qualen entdecke, die unsere natürliche Umgebung bereithält.

'Innere Zufriedenheit folgt dem Herzschlag der Natur' - Alexander Hutner

Alle meine digitalen Arbeiten sind aus meinen physischen Gemälden entstanden, die ich digital verbessert und manipuliert habe, viele bis zum Punkt der Abstraktion, wobei die Farbe zum primären Kommunikationsmittel wird. Diese neuen Entdeckungen und Schaffensmethoden haben mir geholfen, Blockaden in meinem künstlerischen und emotionalen Verständnis zu überwinden. Sie haben mir den Mut gegeben, gegen den Strom zu schwimmen und mich nicht an eine einzige Herangehensweise zu klammern, sondern intuitiv für ein einziges Publikum zu arbeiten, von der Farbe zur Collage zur Fotobearbeitung und wieder zurück zu wechseln. Ohne Bewertung, ohne den Wunsch nach Bestätigung und ohne das Bewusstsein für Wettbewerb. Damit hat sich der Kreis geschlossen, in dem ich begonnen habe.

3 meiner Bilder hängen im HSE Corporate Finance Center, Irish Government Building, Dublin, Irland.