Masterclasses & Workshops

Marcel Vidal Masterclass
By: Marcel Vidal
6 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019
Fee Application Deadline
€150 March 18, 2019
Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this workshop.

Vidal will give a presentation of his work and will discuss his materials, palette and studio. In addition he will give insight into his photographic sources and his process of image selection through editing and cropping. The workshop will explore Vidal’s approach to oils with examples of paintings at varying stages. Starting in raw sienna and burnt umber participants will create a tonal underpainting. This will be followed by the application of thin layers of colour and glazes.

Marcel Vidal makes paintings and sculptures. He graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2009. He works intuitively with a variety of materials, constructing distinctive sculptures, that often stage and frame his paintings. His approach to sculpture and its assembled chaos and combative insistence is strongly contrasted by his paintings made in oil and watercolour. Vidal’s paintings are restrained, often withholding information, through rigorous cropping in an attempt to frustrate interpretation. The convergence of these two modes of production and their aesthetic contrast is what interests him.

Forthcoming exhibitions; Solo at RHA Ashford Gallery, and RHA Hennessy Craig Biannual Award Shortlist exhibition, RHA Gallery, 2019. Recent awards Include; Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Award & Bursary, 2018 and Temple Bar Gallery and studios, membership studio, 2018. Exhibitions include Futures, RHA, 2018, Syntonic State,Tulca, Galway, 2018, Island Life, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, 2018, SILVERFISH, The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim, Solo, 2018, STREAM Limerick, The Sailors Home, Limerick City, 2018, 188th RHA Annual Exhibition, 2018, Kerlin Gallery, 2017.

Marcel Vidal is supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Marcel Vidal, Lily, 2017, Oil on linen, 25 x 30 cm, Image courtesy of the artists and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.