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26.03. - 09.04.2010

"Shadow Boxer"

Damien Mc Ginley

(Irland)

 

 

   

     

     

'SHADOW BOXER'   BY DAMIEN MC GINLEY.
(Shadow box  - to fight an imaginary opponent,especially as training for boxing).


THIS EXHIBITION IS A CULMINATION OF NEW WORKS I HAVE DEVELOPED AWAY FROM THE SPOTLIGHT (IN THE SECLUDED SETTING OF DONEGAL,IRELAND),ALONG WITH A SMALL SELECTION OF PAST WORKS - TO GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF WHERE I AM IN MY ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT RIGHT NOW.

MY PAINTINGS ARE STRONGLY INFORMED BY A SENSE OF PLACE,RELATING TO BOTH RURAL,BUT MORE OFTEN URBAN SCENES. IN SOME CASES MATERIALS LIKE WOOD ARE INTRODUCED TO THROW FORWARD A MORE 3-DIMENSIONAL ASPECT. ALSO OCCASIONALLY LIGHT INSTALLATIONS ARE USED TO ILLUMINATE NOCTURNAL SCENES - SCENES THAT ARE SHAPED BY VARIOUS FACTORS; MOOD,EVENTS,CHARACTERS,ETC. IT IS THESE SUCH FAUSTIAN CHARACTERS THAT JOSTLE IN THE SHADOWS LIKE PRIZE FIGHTERS BEFORE A BOUT,IN DISTRESSED,DISTORTED SCENES.

   

   

 

DAMIEN MC GINLEY.
BORN IN DONEGAL,IRELAND IN 1977,DAMIEN MC GINLEY HAS STUDIED ART IN COVENTRY UNIVERSITY,ENGLAND (NAT.DIPLOMA FOUNDATION ART AND DESIGN),AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST ENGLAND,BRISTOL (BA HONS ILLUSTRATION).
IN 1999,FOLLOWING AN IMPRESSIVE SOLO DEBUT - 'INTRO' (HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH RIVERDANCE IN BRUSSELS),MC GINLEY TOOK UP RESIDENCE IN ANTWERP.IT WAS IN THIS HISTORICALLY AND CULTURALLY RICH SETTING THAT MC GINLEY LAUNCHED A SERIES OF SUCCESSFUL SOLO AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS IN EUROPE,SUCH AS THE ILLUSTRATION OF THE NOVEL 'PAYING OTTO A FRIENDLY VISIT' BY BELGIAN AUTHOR TOON MUSIAL,AND THE ALBUM COVER OF DUTCH BAND DANNY GUINAN AND REDS 'IF I WAS WISE'.
IN LATE 2005 MC GINLEY RETURNED TO HIS NATIVE DONEGAL,WHERE HE CONTINUES TO EXHIBIT HIS EXPERIMENTAL ECLECTIC PROJECTS TO BOTH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES.