I am a multi-disciplanary artist based in Cork city, working mainly in printmaking and photography. I have recently begun to explore a more 3D aspect in my practice. I also initiate and curate a number projects and exhibitions. I graduated with a Degree in Fine Art Printmaking from LSAD (2005). I am a fulltime member of Cork Printmakers (15 years) and Backwater Artist studios (3 years), where I serve on the board of Directors. Recent Projects/exhibitions include Facebook Artist in residence (AIR) program, Cork IRE. London and VUE Art Fairs with Cork Printmakers. Aрка/Arch, exhibition of Belarusian graphic work curated by Sean Hanrahan and Roman Sustov, Studio 12 Backwater Artists, Cork IRE. The 2018 188th RHA open submission exhibition, Dublin IRE. 2015 Solo exhibition Night Frightens the Day/Калі ноч палохае дзень VCCA (Centre for Contemporary and Modern Art) Minsk, Belarus June/July 2015. “Художники здесь есть”, Artists are here! Exhibition curated by Sean Hanrahan with Belarusians artists Kyrill Demchev, Anton Levadny, Paulina Eivantsova, Anastasia Gohcharova, Tolstoy Arts Centre, Vitebsk, Belarus 2015.
My work represents an ongoing interest in creating fine art print work, informed by photography. This works emphasis, is based on experimenting with the Halftone pixelated process to create fine art Print based portrait and abstract work. I first became familiar with Halftone as a mass printing technique by looking under a magnifying glass at newspaper photographs and 1970’s book covers and illustrations. After graduating from college and looking for new means of research, I found myself once again looking at Halftone, this time by passing by everyday, low lying advertising billboards. This close up physical encounter gave me a new sense of Halftone as a means of visually reproducing imagery. I incorporate the depth of perception that Halftone brings to visually reproduce imagery into my own work. The Halftone process of printing, which effectively replaced wood-engraving and lithography in the illustration of story’s; particularly newspapers and books, is its self becoming redundant by on-line technology and new methods of printing for media and advertising. My Halftone work is a sort of mediation, between art and technology.
Believing that it is important not to limit myself to one process or discipline, my current development of experimental sculpture work which is titled, Nothing to see here// is a progression from my Halftone 2D work which looked at the idea of perception as a means of communication. With this sculptural work I aim to present a subject or narrative on a singular object by incorporating systems of communication such as Morse code and motifs that visually oscillate on multiple planes or sides. In doing so i want to create non-static view points of the subject within the sculptural object. Rather than trying to record the process of seeing by means of a fixed point, the reconfiguration of the subject onto several planes, becomes a means or form of communication.