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orlagh murphy - surface and surfaceI spotted Orlagh Murphy’s work on Facebook and was instantly impressed.  I love her use of clean lines, subtle application of colour and overlaying images.  Orlagh Murphy is an illustrator and designer from Dublin and is currently based in the UK while she completes an MA in illustration at UCF. Some of her prints are available through Society6.com and tote bags on Envelope.eu. Find more about Orlagh Murphy’s working process and influences on her blog here.

www.orlaghmurphy.com

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14 Martin Cregg - surface and surfaceThought provoking  minimal images from Roscommon born / Dublin based documentary photographer Martin Cregg.  In 2010 Martin was one of the Irish nominations for the Prix Pictet. In 2011 his ‘Photo Course’ project was shortlisted for the FOAM Talent Call.  

Have a look at Martin’s blog for some interesting thoughts on his work and ongoing projects such as ‘The Photo Course’ which documents “the subtle changes to the environment left by the transience of people. The ephemeral nature of the environment is evident throughout. Thus it speaks of ‘detachment’. In a sense it is also about subtle ‘destruction’ of the building – micro-events which happen in the duration of a day, a year which become part of the history of the photography course.”

Martin Cregg’s project ‘Midlands,’ is a three-year series examining the Irish Midlands, which looks at the urban/rural divide and is available to purchase as a book at the ‘Gallery of Photography Dublin’.

www.martincreggphotography.com

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Amoungst Inspiration Series - Paul Hughes - surface and surfacePart 4 of the ‘Amongst Inspiration Series’ by James Cooper with the Dublin based Painter Paul Hughes has arrived.  Watch below a really great insight into the thinking and life of artist Paul Hughes, represented in London by Tanya Baxter of the Kings Road Gallery.  You can watch the first 3 parts with interviews with Photographer Clíona O’Flaherty, U2 Art Director Steve Averill and Illustrator Chris Judge hereVia Synth Eastwood.

www.paulhughes.ie

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06 Gary Coyle - surface and surfaceBeautiful Photography and charcoal drawings from Dublin based Artist, Photographer, Swimmer Gary Coyle.  Gary Coyle submerges himself in his work, for the last 12 years he has made his Art from the documentation of one part of his life; his daily swim at the 40 foot in Sandycove, Dublin. Everyday he records his route from his house, takes a sample of the water, photographs his point of view and records the event in a diary.

“He was struck by the nakedness and ritual of his fellow swimmers likening it to the components of many of the (art) performances he had seen as a student. For Coyle both the swimmer and the performance artist ‘placed their bodies in very testing and physically demanding environments and frequently in the nude, though to my mind the swimmer was a ‘primitive’ artist…a primitive performance artist’ extract from ad marginem catalogue, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin 2000″

Gary Coyle is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.

www.garycoyle.ie

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Drawings, paintings and print work from Dublin based Artist Colm MacAthlaoich.  Colm’s work draws on the themes and influences of “colour, music, people, landscape and architecture.”

“Often letting the process determine the outcome allowing subconscious patterns to emerge which allows for an exciting abstraction of reality.”

Colm MacAthlaoich is currenlty studio coordinator and technician at Black Church Print Studio Dublin.  He is a member of the Graphic Studio Print-Makers in 2005 and a co-founder of S and has work with the Sunday Tribune, Irish Times, Mongrel Magazine, Dazed and Confused Magazine,  Icarus Magazine,  Image Magazine, LeCool and Carlsberg.barca-milan-Colm MacAthlaoich-surface and surface

www.macathlaoich.com

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City Solstice Ronan Coyle - surface and surfaceA really nice light installation using a forgotten stain-glass window on Camden Street Upper in Dublin.  Ronan Coyle uses his project to draw people’s attention back to this unnoticed piece of architectural heritage.

“An Event to mark the Winter Solstice in the City with an animated illumination of the beautiful Stained Glass window on 4 Camden Street Upper, the workshop of the famous Early & Co ecclesiastical suppliers. It’s there to help lighten the darkest days a little and provide a chance to admire the craftsmanship of their prestigious stained glass artists.”

Watch the video below to see the whole process and people’s reaction to the piece. You can find out more on the city solstice facebook page here and another project by Ronan here.

06 Danleo - surface and surfaceFantastic Graphic Work from Dublin based Artist Danleo.  After studying Graphic Design and Animation Danleo spends his time creating hand painted Murals with a technique of brush applied spray paint that he describes as “clean, bold and colourful.”

“Most of my recent work has been centred on the idea of harmony between species and ancient beliefs so I take a lot of influence from foreign cultures and ideas that may no longer be in practise. “

You can find an interview Danleo did with Fatcap.com back in 2009 here. Watch the video below by Mr Paul Mahon of Danleo producing one of his amazing murals or click here to watch the the making of his LeCool cover.

Prints of Danleo’s work are on sale through Gallery Number One as part of the FTLO Progress exhibition as seen in a previous post on Surface & Surface and you can see loads more amazing work on Danleo’s Flickr page here.

www.danleodesign.com

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The Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. It has a unique mandate – to use the power of photography to communicate vital messages to a global audience. The theme for the third cycle of the Prix Pictet is Growth.

Mitch Epstein was awarded the third Prix Pictet for his series American Power. Chris Jordan was awarded the Prix Pictet Commission.  The Exhibition is currently on show at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin.

Photographers include: Christian Als, Edward Burtynsky, Stéphane Couturier, Mitch Epstein, Chris Jordan, Yeondoo Jung, Vera Lutter, Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, Guy Tillim and Michael Wolf.

www.galleryofphotography.ie

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14 for the love of progress-surfaceandsurface.comGreat group exhibition currently on at ‘Gallery Number One’, 1 Castle Street, Dublin 2 
entitled “FTLO Progress”
.  The Exhibition runs until mid January 2012.



”FTLO is a platform for both emerging and established Irish creative talents to showcase their work together in one accessible and contemporary environment. This can include anyone working in any creative media; students, professionals, freelancers, hobbyists and everything in between.”

Artists exhibiting include: Hugh McCarthy, Mike Minogue, Mark Kelly, GradrikFabrik, Ed Price, ABCG,Mr Steve McCarthy, Shane O Driscoll, Gaetan Billault, Ivor Noyek, Danleo and more…

Photography from Oliver Kehoe Smith

For The Love Of (FTLO)

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