In her work, Rachel Likely seeks to explore the marrying of lithography and found material. Using litho’s as a starting point, she responds to these drawings, combining them with objects to create playful incidents, which relate one to another. Often the drawings form the bedrock which house the very specific and deliberate placing of found objects, creating an interplay between these objects/materials and the organic line and marks of lithography. Likely often uses this process as an approach to developing her drawings further, manipulating and tweaking the images, adding a further point of curiosity. Many of Likely’s works are playful and mischievous as a way of seducing the viewer and drawing them in, catching them with visual hooks.
Rachel Likely is an artist from Leitrim working in Dublin. She graduated from NCAD in 2011 with a BA in Fine Art and became a member of Black Church Print Studio in 2012, where she specialises in lithography. Her work is part of the AXA insurance collection and she has also exhibited in group exhibitions in KT Contemporary, Dublin, The Sarah Walker Gallery, Cork and the Royal Ulster Academy of the Arts, Belfast.