MART at Art Market Budapest
October 11 – 14 2018
Curated by Deirdre Morrissey
For Art Market Budapest 2018 MART has selected four Irish artists at different stages of their professional careers working across painting, drawing and sculpture whose work takes innovative approaches to traditional media. The exhibition of the artists work at Art Market Budapest is driven by a three pronged curatorial objective aimed at: widening access to the artists individual practices, driving sales, and promoting MART Gallery as a dynamic platform for visual art in Ireland.
James L Hayes‘ art practice is multi-faceted but rooted in sculpture. His work aims to draw out the often-incongruous relationships between finished art objects, and the industrial aspects of the processes that produce these revered objects.
Shane Berkery is a young emerging artist who is fast developing a following of collectors of his beautiful paintings. Shortlisted for the prestigious National Gallery of Ireland Hennessy Portrait Prize in 2017 he was winner of the RHA Hennessy-Craig Award and RHA Whytes Award in 2016.
Steven Maybury’s practice is primarily concerned with drawing although often develops into sculptures and installations. His work has been purchased for the OPW state collection and has been sold to private collectors in Ireland, England, Switzerland, Spain, USA and Canada.
Niamh Hannaford uses her work to explore her inner fears with a playful curiosity. Still, she is constantly terrified. With her background in metalwork, B.A in Metal work National College of Art and Design 2010, Niamh Hannaford now primarily focuses on her painting practice. Her work focus on aspects of play with the aim to create a feeling reminiscent of childhood wonder and curiosity.
ART MARKET BUDAPEST, the international art fair established in 2011 presents a unique artistic composition in a vibrant and exciting region and in one of the culturally most attractive cities in Europe, that gives an emphasised presence to fresh and inspiring galleries and artists including the now emerging stars of the future, and places new artistic inspirations in the focus.
As part of our 2017 programme – Destroy These Walls – MART filmed interviews with some of the participating artists.
They discussed their process, the effect of the exhibitions on our gallery space, and their response to our programme.