Comprising of sculpture and drawing this work has a simple, rough and soulful quality that is underlined by a careful placement of objects and images which emphasize the gaps and pauses between them to bring the liminal to the fore.

Often using the studio as first point of origin, objects and ephemera are collected and brought back; detritus found on the road- old batteries bits of Styrofoam, even song lyrics and remembered book titles. These references, both personal and historical, are introduced to make works that are happy to “re-exist” in a new way thereby transforming them into objects of significance. This aspect of transformation appears and is expanded upon in an elegiacal quality found in the drawings.

Born 1971. Lives and works in Wicklow. After graduating from NCAD with first class honours spent number of years travelling before receiving the Fulbright scholarship to attend Hunter College, New York City. Graduated with a Master in Fine Art in 1999 and returned to Dublin where he exhibits regularly both nationally and internationally. He was awarded his PhD in 2010 from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

Black Sticks Studio