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    Fintan Whelan

    Painter | Germany


    International exposure
    Venice Biennale


    Fintan Whelan is an artist born in Dublin, Ireland, who currently resides and works in Germany. Drawn to the constant challenge of making art, he produces and exhibits a series of abstract works that evoke a range of emotions, seeking to capture the resonance between the dynamic details of light and texture. His work has been highly acclaimed in Europe and around the world and was featured in the 2022 exhibition “Personal Structure” at the Venice Biennale.


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    Early career

    Born in Dublin, Ireland, Fintan Whelan studied at the Dublin Institute of Art and Design. After working and living in various countries, he decided to become a full-time artist and his style gradually became more abstract. Having spent much of his time in Ireland, Spain and Germany, his work easily crosses cultural boundaries.

    His style

    His abstract works constitute a world of their own, evoking a number of subjective emotional reactions that vary from one viewer to another. They are like universes or undulating waves that unfold, and in which the viewer wanders and travels. Dynamic and precise, his works are capable of both dramatizing space and inviting contemplation.

    At the heart of his technique is a constant focus on the use of his pigments, which he meticulously blends to the finest possible subtlety, always seeking the perfect balance of color. His style has evolved over the years to adapt to an increasingly varied range of materials, combining oils, emulsions and varnishes.

    European renown

    Fintan Whelan has exhibited throughout Europe, primarily in Ireland, the UK and Germany.

    A member of the BBK, he has participated in numerous art fairs, including the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, England, and has been involved in many prestigious residential and commercial projects around the world. He is included in private collections worldwide. A prolific artist whose work is sold out immediately, Whelan is one of the most sought after artists today.

    Fintan Whelan presentation - nature alone detail


    Solo Exhibitions


    • Personal Structures / Venice Biennale / Palazzo Bembo – Venice, Italy
    • Water Poems / 4H Gallery – Hannover, Germany

    2021 Transcending Reality / Yudian Art – Hangzhou, China

    2019 Trace in the sky / 508 Gallery – London, United Kingdom

    2018 Synthesis / 508 Gallery, Chelsea – London, United Kingdom


    • Wavelength / Johanniskirche – Kassel, Germany
    • Lichtenberg Project / Künstlerhaus – Göttingen, Germany
    • Blue / Gallery Wasserscheune – Adelebsen, Germany

    2016 Hidden Legacies / Rothe House – Kilkenny, Ireland


    • Flow / Arts and Culture Centre, McAuley Place – Dublin, Ireland
    • Flow / The Moat Theatre – Naas, Ireland


    • InterView III / Kunstlerhaus Gallery – Göttingen, Germany
    • Begegnung / Winkelman Gallery – Hannover, Germany

    2013 Beautiful Losers / 4h-art Gallery – Hannover, Germany

    Group Exhibitions


    • Design Shanghai / Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center – Shanghai, China
    • Shenzhen Creative Week / Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, – Shenzhen, China
    • Maison Shanghai / Shanghai New International Expo Centre – Shanghai, China
    • Affordable Art Fair Battersea / Battersea Park – London, United Kingdom


    • Inner Outer World / Leiche Gallery – Shanghai, China
    • Discovery Art Fair / Messe Frankfurt – Frankfurt, Germany
    • AAF Summer Show / Caiger Art – London, United Kingdom
    • Design Shanghai / Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center – Shanghai, China
    • The Other Art Fair / Virtual Edition – Global Launch, United States
    • Affordable Art Fair / Global Edition / Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, London SW11 4NJ – London, United Kingdom


    • Umwege / Lichtenberg Haus – Göttingen, Germany
    • Affordable Art Fair Battersea / Battersea Park – London, United Kingdom


    • ArtMotion / Orchard Gallery – New York, United States
    • The Auction Collective / Menier Gallery – London, United Kingdom
    • The Other Art Fair Brooklyn / Brooklyn Expo Center – New York, United States
    • The Other Art Fair London / Victoria House – London, United Kingdom
    • Red Dot Miami (Art Basel Week) / Wynwood Arts District @ ARTBASEL week – Miami, United States
    • Steidel Contemporary / Lake Worth – Palm Beach, Florida, United States
    • Affordable Art Fair Hampstead / Hamstead – London, United Kingdom
    • The Other Art Fair Chicago / Mana Contemporary – Chicago, United States
    • Affordable Art Fair Battersea / Battersea Evolution – London, United Kingdom
    • The Other Art Fair LA / DTLA, Magic Box – Los Angeles, United States
    • Art Palm Beach / Palm Beach County Convention Center – Palm Beach, United States


    • WINTER SHOW / 508 Gallery – London, United Kingdom
    • The Other Art Fair / Victoria House, Southampton Row – London, United Kingdom
    • The Other Art Fair / Passanger Shed – Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Bring Spring into Chelsea / 508 Kings Road Gallery – London, United Kingdom
    • AAF Affordable Art Fair Hampstead / Hampstead Heath – London, United Kingdom


    • 100% Abstract / Le Dame Art Gallery – London, United Kingdom
    • ARTROOMS 2017 / Melia White House – London, United Kingdomi

    2016 Kunstmesse Kassel / Documenta – Kassel, Germany



    • Tyrell Art Gallery / Cambridge Edition Magazine- Art Exclusives – Spotlight on Fintan Whelan
    • Jessica Luna / Tell Magazine- El caninar de Fintan Whelan
    • Kunsthaus Artes- Katalog Winter 2021/2022
    • Faktor Magazine- Interview


    • IDEAL HOME- Cover Page
    • Kunsthaus Artes- Katalog Winter 2020/2021
    • Singulart Magazine- A day with Fintan Whelan

    2018 Charakter Magazine- Den Neuen auf der Spur Interview

    2014 Göttinger Tageblatt- Fliesende Schichten


    2018 Cheslea Harbour Design Centre – London, United Kingdom