Colm Mac Athaloich is an Irish born artist working in Dublin, Ireland. His practice focuses on the convergence of painting and printmaking methodologies. Drawing on a variety of sources, including social and natural history, mythology, biology and classical figurative art. His work attempts to place mankind within its surroundings, playing homage to nature while looking at civilisations harmony and struggle within it. His interest in process and materiality informs his work and often determines the outcome while playing with the traditional conventions of painting and printmaking.
Colm has been an exhibiting painter and printmaker since 2003, becoming a member of both the Graphic Studio Printmakers and The Black Church Print Studio. In 2006 he co-founded and directed Monster Truck Gallery and studios. As well as an exhibiting artist, he has worked as an editorial illustrator for many publications both nationally and internationally. He has exhibited extensively with works traveling as part of the OPW Collection.
Solo shows include Recent Works (2016) at Made Dublin, Botox (2014) at Unit H, Market Studios, Temple Bar Revisited (2012) at Monster Truck Gallery. Selected Group Shows include Out of Print (2016) The Library Project, 40/40/40 (2013) Centro Cultural Conde Duque Madrid.
Image curtesy of Aisling McCoy