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.
I engage with sound, sculpture and electronics in my practice as a means to dissect and manipulate language. The work grapples with parts of knowledge generated by Modern Physics that are hard to imagine or convey in words as certain theories or principles are non-intuitive. I am interested in how our symbolic descriptions of reality, even the axiomatic, have proven to be only temporary and tentative.
The solid formal structures that held truth now exist precariously within the newfound multitudes of reality. The rigorous quest for certainty seems to only expand the terrain of uncertainty. Man has created an abstract language in Mathematics to convey underlying governing principles of our reality, and in so doing a platonic world is created. This world can often become difficult or impossible to convey in everyday language; it is in these places that our imagination and perception are tested.
To delve into the ambiguous nature of the language we use to describe these inherently uncertain fields, I create generative code and installation. Through the programming of interactive code, which embodies scientific principles and quandaries, I aim to overcome the difficulties of uncovering fundamental truths about the world through the abstract manipulations of words and concepts. Using a minimalist approach to installation design, I try to manoeuvre the use of technology for aesthetic and physical application.
Adam Gibney is a Dublin based artist who graduated from IADT in 2010. He was the recipient of the IMOCA Graduate Award, the Aileen MacKeogh Award and the Siamsa Tíre Emerging Artist Award. His solo exhibitions include Limbo-Excavated (2011), RE:definition (2012) , Exercises of an Audionaut (2014) and Euclid, I miss you…(2016). Other notable exhibitions include Futures (Royal Hibernian Academy, 2014), The Reverberatory (Queen Street Studios, 2013) and Around a Volta (Chateau de Servieres, 2011). His work has been exhibited across Europe and America. In 2014, Adam collaborated with actress Caitríona Ní Mhurchú on Eating Seals and Seagulls Eggs, which was shown at the Dublin Fringe Festival (Project Arts Centre) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (The Pleasance). From 2014 to 2016, he also worked as a part-time Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art New Media in the School of Creative Arts at DIT Grangegorman. In July 2016, Adam represented Ireland in the V Moscow Biennale for Young Art – Deep Inside. Most recently, Adam exhibited alongside Brian Duggan in The Voyage in CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles.
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