about the art
My work juxtaposes traditional textile methods and materials with contemporary painterly elements and colours, uniting the traditional and the modern in a challenging construct.
The work utilises abstract forms, and relates to the continual tension between order and disorder, control and chaos. It expresses the implicit tension of contemporary life, where the modern, the structured exists in constant struggle with the fluid and the natural.
While abstract, the work is strongly influenced by the South coast of Ireland and the colours and forms of that landscape. I have been exploring this theme in my practice over the last number of years, and I am currently working on my ‘Substrate’ series of paintings, mixed media and textile sculptural pieces. I am interested in the combination of paint, canvas and textiles and I use a range of media and techniques to best capture the essence of these natural forces and the changing nature of the South Coast light.
My work is held in collections in Ireland, the UK, the US and New Zealand.
about the artist
InstaSelect, Mark Borghi Fine Art, New York, USA -Solo Exhibition Quay Co-op, Cork City, Ireland
Sample Studios Members’ Exhibition - Bank Of Ireland, Patrick Street Cork
Culture Night group exhibition - Crafty Hands Studio, Midleton, Cork
Passing Through - Cork Textile Network Group exhibition, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork
Members Annual Exhibition - The Lavit Gallery, Cork.
Botanical and Floral Art - Bloom Garden Festival, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Remix - Cork Textile Network group show, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork
Play - Cork Textile Network group show, Wandesford Gallery, Cork
Rewind - Cork Textile Network, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin
Love Knot - Cork Textile Network, Bishopstown Library, Cork
Bright Lights - Cork Textile Network, CIT Cork School of Music
Knitting and Stitching Show - Royal Dublin Society, Dublin
Threads and Traces - Bishopstown Library, Cork
2012-2014 Art Textiles with Caroline Smith, Crawford College of Art and Design
2015 Painting with Andrew Carroll, Visions School of Art
2016-2017 Painting with Cora Murphy, Visual Artist 2013-present Member of the Cork Textile Network
2016-2017 Masters in Public Health University College Cork 2005-2006 GP training scheme Wellington New Zealand 1992-1998 Medical Degree University College Cork