Michael Mc Swiney portrays a world of abandoned, often threatening panoramas of land and sea through layered, textured, sometimes 'abstract expressionistic' images inspired from memory. "The creative process is somewhat subconscious in that there is no pre-conceived image. The image is almost excavated from applying and removing paint to canvas until the image forms itself; a dialog between artist and materials. A sense of elusiveness is central to these mood-orientated images, where through alienating colours and strong atmospheric effects, these paintings portray an unnerving picture of nature."
Since graduating from NCAD, Michael has travelled and exhibited widely. He has recently returned to live in Ireland, and is now based in West Cork.
Official opening on Friday 6th February at 7.30pm. All welcome.
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