National Gallery of Ireland acquires ‘Shapeshifter’ by Diana Copperwhite.


We are proud to announce that Diana Copperwhite’s painting, Shapeshifter, pictured above has been acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland for its collection. Copperwhite is one of the first contemporary artists to be acquired by The National Gallery of Ireland. 


Copperwhite's work focuses on how the human psyche processes infromation, and looks at the mechanisms of how we formulate what is real. With her work, she is fully aware that such realities may only hold validity for an instant, and that we are constantly processing and changing whAt we logically hold as an experience and memory.
Layering fragmented sources that range from personal memory to science, from media and internet to personal memory, Copperwhite's canvases become worlds in which the real is unreal and this unreality is in constant state of reforming.


Diana Copperwhite, Irish, b. 1969
Medium:Oil on canvas
175 x 235 cm
Credit Line:Purchased, partial gift from Diana Copperwhite, 2019
1 March 2020