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Seán Molloy will share insights on the ideas and process behind his experimental baroque-inspired work in a in a digitally-mediated world.
Sean Molloy lives in Dublin and has been receiving considerable attention since his BA degree show in 2011 at National College of Art & Design, Dublin. He was hailed as one of Ireland’s top painting graduates by the Irish Arts Review for the ‘formalistic delight’ of his work, which combines a passion for painterly tradition with intense formal experimentation. In 2011, he was selected for several group shows, including the RDS Student Art Awards, the Claremorris Open Exhibition and the Rua Red Winter show. In 2013, while finishing his Masters in Painting, he was selected for the international ‘Anonymous Drawings’ exhibition, which toured to Berlin and Eindhoven.
As a painter, Molloy’s key concern is to investigate the relevance of painting in a digitally-mediated world. The work is constructed via a process of experimenting with a series of traditional baroque-inspired themes, spliced together with over-painted elements associated with digital-based imagery. The traditional elements have been appropriated from sources within the Dutch, Spanish, Flemish and Italian baroque painting canon, combined and juxtaposed to create a series of capriccio-type fantasy scenes and miniature tondo portraits. The digital elements overlaying the traditional subject matter have been inspired by a variety of sources (C.G.I., games, image manipulation software, glitch-art, etc.)
Awards include the K&M Evans Painting Prize, RHA, 2014, long listing in Saatchi New Sensations, 2013 and the Thomas Dammann Jr. Memorial Trust Travel Grant, 2015 to assist part of his on-going research into the techniques of the European baroque masters.