The Flower Children2020
40 x 24 inches
Art has had it’s fair share of rebellious movements, characters and protests. NCAD has been no different. Being fascinated by the chaotic decade of the 1960’s led me to just simply connect dots. The decade presented many challenging ideas and shifts in culture. On one hand there was a sense of anger, violence, destruction of trust and tragedy. The brighter side showed a growing resistance to war, racism, sexism as well as a sense of community and free love at times. My work has been analysing both sides and their ideas while simultaneously attempting to honour the College’s former history of protest. Using artists from the college as models/ characters was of course an important detail to keep on connecting certain ideas. “And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail”- Hunter S. Thompson.
What Will We Drink To? To Good Health!
Hey, are you cool man?
Mosey in NCA Bloke (Part 5)
Moesy is a young Dublin based artist who primarily works with mediums such as acrylic paint and ink. He seems to draw much influence from cinema, history as well as his own life experiences. His approach to creating work often involves very straight, clean cut edges and shapes. While creating colorful scenic imagery Moesy will often use other painters and artists as characters/ figures within his works. Moesy has often preferred being a character in the background, which is why the young artist often prefers using an alias rather than referring to his own name when regarding his artwork.