Roseanne Lynch
Eloquent Proof

Eloquent Proof is a play on the term ‘elegant proof’ used during a dialogue between Lynch and a research mathematician. From this Lynch saw the resemblance between how a mathematician and an artist describe their research practices, both driven by curiosity to find outcomes.

The term ‘elegant proof’ describes a novel and refined resolving of an exact mathematical problem, while Lynch’s play on words allude to something searching, uncertain yet communicative.

Where a mathematician looks for a one true unyielding outcome, Lynch approaches her work with the question ‘What could a photograph that I make here do?’. Lynch brings the viewer into a photographic enquiry of space and time, presenting a question with the photographic evidence of her bodily engagement with place. It is an exploration of her experience of designed space, rather than an account of the various sites. Using medium and large format film cameras, her interest lies in these particular methodologies as mechanisms of vision.

Eloquent Proof consists of work made at Maison de Verre while on residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, The Camargo Foundation, Cassis where she was a Fellow and visited E.1027, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Villa Noailles, Hyères, and Carrière Sarragan, Baux de Provence.


Roseanne Lynch is a visual artist who lives and works in Cork, Ireland. She is currently on a 2-year artist-in-residency at Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE).

Roseanne Lynch’s practice is situated within the conversation between photography and architecture. Her approach explores ambiguities within the implied space of the photographic image, as vision transforms into object, while the image holds its indexical link to the subject matter.

She is a lecturer at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork and CCAE. Roseanne is represented by Nag gallery, Dublin.