|€180||October 18, 2019|
Colin Crotty’s paintings explore ideas relating to collective behavior and the formation of social and political boundaries between people and land today. Drawing on subjects from his immediate surroundings as well as from found images his paintings often reflect upon narrative themes from art history and popular storytelling. His works are developed through applying numerous layers of paint; a process much like collage where the painting of detailed subjects often dissolves into elementary form.
This workshop will focus on various processes of creating pictorial space through the medium of oil paint. It will introduce a range of experimental approaches to explore how paint application and tonal values of colour can create different perceptions of representation and reality. One of the visual references for this work shall involve observation of a temporary stage-like construction within the studio. Each of the two days will include individual and group critique.
Colin Crotty lives and works in Dublin. He studied a MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London and a BA in Fine Art Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork. Recent exhibitions include Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, 2018; Matthias Erngtes Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2017; DROP Beyond Boundaries, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore, 2017; PERIPHERIES, Soul-Beating, Co. Wexford, 2017; Sirius Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland, 2016; TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, 2015. Recent awards include Culture Ireland Travel Award, 2017; RHA residency award, Dublin, 2016; Arts Council Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary Award, 2015; Red Mansion Foundation, MA Graduate Residency Award, Beijing, 2006. A solo exhibition of new work will be shown at RAUM für Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany September 2019.
Image: Colin Crotty, Chameleon effect, 2018, Oil on linen, 79 x 67cm, Image courtesy of the artist.