Mac Athlaoich’s work uses various media to deal with ideas of materiality, process and perception. His works sits between figuration and abstraction, exploring the space between.
Mac Athlaoich looks at the notion of creating space between himself and his work, in a motorised way he achieves this by creating a series of obstacles and interventions within the creative process. His work often deals with the potential materiality of the spoken and documented word, using recorded descriptions and archived data of existing work as source material to conceive new art. His methodology involves collaboration with external bodies while translating and restructuring the results which is then realised in painting a printmaking.
Colm Mac Athlaoich (b. 1980, Dublin, Ireland) lives and works between Dublin and Brussels. Recent exhibitions include The Waiting Game, Galaria Webber, Turin, ITA (2018) Elsewhere to be found, Farmleigh Estate, Dublin. IRE (2018) Traveling Without Moving, Pallas Projects, Dublin. IRE (2017). Una Terrible Belleza, Rizoma Galeria, Madrid, ES (2017). Production, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin. IRE (2012). He has participated in group exhibitions including Out of Print, The Library Project, Dublin, IRE (2016). Conversations (OPW) The Casino in Marino, IRE (2016). Pallas Periodical Review / Pallas Projects PP/S (2011).
He has been a member of both the Graphic Studio Printmakers and The Black Church Print Studio. He is co-founder and director of Monster Truck Gallery and studios, Dublin. He exhibits extensively and has works in a number of Collections.
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