The technique of screen printing is easily learned, and its attributes are clearly defined within its own spatial contributions. I’m using its tendencies at the moment to build an image through multiple fine deposits of translucent colours and fine linear layers of ink.
The stencil’s colour over-lapping get the image moving from a look that is distinctive, but are essentially formed by a computer. I’m taking the artist out of the image and involved as director compiling western artistic attributes, elemental placings of mark and colour and sometimes photographs.
I’m looking for a level where the printing becomes then becomes automatic in your mind, moves the work to beyond transcending the ‘moment’, reaching to another plane, a point when the artist is lost, free from reality, and heading toward an ‘external’ place where constructs are universally independent.
A viewer can come to observe the print, find spatial elements that have an ‘ethereal’ narrative, applicable to various constructs around the western points of view of the world, associations with consciousness, tensions, splits and separations.
My art work has been exhibited throughout Ireland, Europe, Africa, China and USA including, Fenderesky Gallery, Old Museum, Queens University, Belfast, Project Arts Centre, Original Print Gallery, Dublin, Ithaca, New York State, In Bag Factory Johannesburg, University of Cape Town and Free State University Bloemfontein, South Africa, In Cite Des Arte, Paris, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Barcelona, Berlin and China.
As well as my own work’s I’ve spent recent times editioning for Vittorio Santoro - works for Art Basel, and also for Jesse Jones, whose work now represents Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2017.