|€180||September 20, 2019|
- Artist’s talk and slide show.
- Learning a different way of seeing, introduction of line with up-side down drawing.
- Introduction of materials and tools: charcoal on paper.
- Landscape from photographs: drawing demonstration.
- The breakdown of composition.
- Establishing tone and drama.
- The happy accident and the intentional mark.
- Where marks converge in the making of a landscape.
- The act of sustained looking.
Michael Wann is a contemporary visual artist whose work is exclusivelydrawing based. His work has been selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy’s Annual Exhibition since 2004, where in 2006 he was awarded the AXA Insurance Drawing Prize and in 2016 the ESB Sean Keating Prize and RHA Silver Medal. In 2010 Hughie O’Donoghue selected Wann’s work for the Tom Caldwell Drawing Prize and the Rowel Friers Perpetual Trophy at the Royal Ulster Academy’s 129th Annual Exhibition. In 2013 he was awarded a merit prize by the trustees of the Golden Fleece and in 2019 his work was selected for exhibition in New York by the U.S. branch of the Florence Academy. His work forms part of public and private collections in Ireland, U.K., France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Image: Michael Wann, Void Pastoral Series, Seymour’s Bog, 2019, Charcoal and wash on paper, 70x50cm, Image courtesy of the artist.