Eoin Mc Hugh

Eoin Mc Hugh 
once part of a living body 2016
wool, silk and mixed media
112 x 64 cm / 44.1 x 25.2 in   
Eoin Mc Hugh
Vostok 2016
oil on canvas
37 x 47 cm / 14.6 x 18.5 in 
Eoin Mc Hugh
nonsense object 2016
oil on canvas
47 x 37 cm / 18.5 x 14.6 in   
 

Eoin Mc Hugh
the rope the nights were put across
2015
wool, silk and mixed media
302 x 415 cm / 118.9 x 163.4 in  

Eoin Mc Hugh
Little Hans Nightlight
2014
nickel silver and lighting unit
49 x 44 x 41 cm / 19.3 x 17.3 x 16.1 in 

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Eoin Mc Hugh
what we know in what we see
2014
wool, silk and mixed media
248 x 355 cm / 97.6 x 139.8 in  

Eoin Mc Hugh
the ground itself is kind, black butter
2014
black sheepskin, wax, steel and mixed media
224 x 122 x 190 cm / 88.2 x 48 x 74.8 in

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Eoin Mc Hugh
wire mother
2014
oil on canvas mounted on aluminium
47 x 37 cm / 18.5 x 14.6 in  

Eoin Mc Hugh
song, wandering womb
2014
oil on canvas mounted on aluminium
47 x 61.5 cm / 18.5 x 24.2 in  

Eoin Mc Hugh
the skies will be friendlier then 
2014
carpet and mixed media
306 x 492 cm / 120.5 x 193.7 in  

overdetermination
2013
oil on canvas mounted on aluminium panel
76 x 57 cm, 29.9 x 22.4 in  

Eoin Mc Hugh
Transparency
2013
oil on canvas mounted on aluminium panel
150 x 120 cm / 59.1 x 47.2 in   

pulse, thirst, rain inside
2013
oil on canvas mounted on aluminium panel
36.5 x 31.5 cm / 14.4 x 12.4 in   

plane, ritual 
2012
watercolour on paper
49.5  x 62 cm / 19.5 x 24.4 in

as a concrete floor waits for a falling lightbulb (compact version)
2013
model ship, rusted trap, book, models, plexiglas, glass
101 x 81 x 99.7 cm / 39.8 x 31.9 x 39.3 in 

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gentle joy, laughter at the trials of the innocents
2013
taxidermied hedgehog, book, bell, bronze, aluminium, glass
122 x 90 x 144 cm / 48 x 35.4 x 56.7 in

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where to look is to eat
2013
burnt model ship, aluminium, plexiglas
143 x 132 x 43 cm / 56.3 x 52 x 16.9 in

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compound, therapeutic tool
2013
bronze
76 x 50 x 45 cm / 29.9 x 19.7 x 17.7 in 

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song, John Merrick's inner ear as a vase
2013
bronze, aluminium
62 x 36 x 36 cm / 24.4 x 14.2 x 14.2 in

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Division 

2011-2012

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Atmospheric Thought

2012

watercolour on paper

62 x 49.5 cm

thing

2012

watercolour on paper

98 x 84 cm

Focus

2012

Eoin Mc Hugh

watercolour on paper

50.5 x 38 cm unframed

Condensation

2012

Eoin Mc Hugh

watercolour on paper

49.5 x 62 cm unframed

 

Plain

2011 

watercolour on paper

50 x 74 cm / 19.7 x 29.1 in 

 

Interval

2009

watercolour on paper

30 x 40 cm / 11.8 x 15.7 in   

 

 

Hermetic Image

2009

watercolour on paper

14 x 19 cm / 5.5 x 7.5 in   

 

Sensitisation

2009

watercolour on paper

27 x 35 cm / 10.6 x 13.8 in   

 

Stimulus

2009

oil on canvas

71 x 91.5 cm / 28 x 36 in

 

Homeostatis

2008

acrylic on card 

35 x 63 cm / 13.8 x 24.8 in 

 

the new existence

2008

watercolour on paper

43 x 53 cm / 16.9 x 20.9 in   

 

 

Untitled

2008

watercolour on paper

31 x 40 cm / 12.2 x 15.7 in   

 

Untitled

2008

oil on canvas

40 x 50 cm / 15.7 x 19.7 in   

 

Romantic Science pt. 1

2007

mixed media on paper

35 x 56 cm / 13.8 x 22 in 

Schnitt Schnitt, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, 3 October 2016 – 8 January 2017

Eoin Mc Hugh, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Gallery 2, 5 August - 21 September 2016
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Eoin Mc Hugh, the skies will be friendlier then, Kerlin Gallery, 14 November 2014 - 10 January 2015

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Eoin Mc Hugh, Augury, Douglas Hyde Gallery, 25 July - 10 September 2013
 
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Urpflanze, TR1 Kunsthalle, Finland, 2012
 

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b. 1977, Dublin, Ireland.
 
Eoin Mc Hugh creates imagery that is hyper-real and, at times, hyper-surreal. A fascination with the psychology of images underpins his practice, together with a conceptual interest in investigating the space between the image, the object and the idea. Working with meticulously crafted painting, drawing and sculptural collage, his work apprehends the everyday world in terms of its potential for the uncanny or grotesque abnormality. Where there is intended ‘madness’ in his work, there is also rigorous method. The artist has sought to find affinities with the Dutch Masters of the 17th Century, intensively examining painters such as the Leiden Fijnschilder painters, Vermeer, ter Borch and Metsu in order to reflect on their methods of creating light through colour. How the manifold phenomena of the world might be represented remains an ongoing puzzle.  
 
Eoin Mc Hugh is currently based in Berlin. Forthcoming exhibitions include Planet 9, Kunsthalle Darmstadt. Recent solo shows include Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2016, 2013); TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere, Finland (2012); Centre d’art Contemporain, Chateau des Adhemar, Montelimar (2008); Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2006). Group exhibitions include Eli & Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan (2017); Kunsthalle Darmstadt (2016); GLUCKSMAN, Cork (2016, 2010); Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2014, 2010); The Model, Sligo (2014); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2011); Project Arts Centre, Dublin; FRAC Languedoc-Rousillon, Abbaye de Lagrasse, Lagrasse (both 2008); Rendez-Vous, in conjunction with the Lyon Biennale (2007), travelling to Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2008); Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; EV+A, Limerick (both 2006) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2005). 
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Eoin Mc Hugh in Planet 9

Kunsthalle Darmstadt

30 May – 27 August 2017

Group exhibition with Waref Abu Quba, Ulrich Becker, Raphael Danke, Katja Eckert, Lauren Gregory, Helga Griffiths, Mila Hundertmark, Franziska Koop, Dr León Krempel, Rosilene Ludovico, Basir Mahmood, Klaus Mosettig, Roy Samaha, Regina Silveira.

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2116: Forecast of the Next Century

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University

5 November 2016 – 2 April 2017

Artists: Amanda Coogan, Maud Cotter, Gary Coyle, Eleanor Duffin, Damien Flood, Siobhán Hapaska, Ramon Kassam, Sam Keogh, Ruth Lyons, Eoin McHugh, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Mairead O’hEocha, Niamh O’Malley, Darn Thorn, Lee Welch, and the Centre for Genomic Gastronomy.

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Eoin Mc Hugh in Schnitt Schnitt

Kunsthalle Darmstadt

3 October 2016 – 8 January 2017

Group exhibition. Exhibiting artists: Nazgol Ansarinia, Martin Brüger, Raphael Danke, Ulrich Horndash, Jiří Kolář, Eoin Mc Hugh, Radenko Milak & Roman, Uranjek, Alfred Nungesser, Annegret Soltau, Alexander Tillegreen, Dziga Vertov.

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Eoin Mc Hugh

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

5 August – 21 September 2016

A new solo exhibition by Eoin Mc Hugh will open in the Douglas Hyde Gallery's Gallery 2 space on Thursday 4 August. 

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Eoin Mc Hugh

Augury

July 26 - September 11, 2013

The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

Eoin Mc Hugh has described his work as ‘focused on the psychology of imagery’, but although this may be true from a conceptual perspective, there is more to it than that. He deftly explores the space and boundaries between image, object, and idea, and yet his art is perhaps even more remarkable for its arresting sense of the uncanny.

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Eoin Mc Hugh

Urpflanze

18 August 2012 - 23 September 2012

Eoin Mc Hugh’s first solo exhibition in Finland is centred on an exploration of morphology. Unlike typical linguistic or botanical accounts, Mc Hugh tackles the morphology of human objects and experience; seeking to define the underlying structures and the law of form behind the everyday things which shape our lives. 

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Q&A | Eoin Mc Hugh and Padraic E. Moore

Eoin Mc Hugh

2013

Paper Visual Art Journal (PVA)

 In this exhibition there are many references to some sort of invisible energy. Several of the paintings depict scenes or occurrences that might once have been thought to be divine, but are explained through scientific laws in the contemporary world. On a personal level, are you interested in what might be termed super-physical phenomenon? By super-physical I mean all that defies rational explanation or that which may be experienced, but never successfully explained. I ask this because I believe that the visual arts are one of the the few disciplines in which certain concepts relating to the super-physical can be communicated.

- Padraic E. Moore

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Augury

Eoin Mc Hugh

2013

Art Monthly

...[Mc Hugh] has produced a work that both recalls its surrealist antecedents and hints towards an unspecified and impending catastrophe.

- Chris Clarke

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Dark, Dark

Eoin Mc Hugh

2013

+billion- Journal #59

Inevitability is part and parcel of everyday life, but when crises visit life’s forward trajectory the path towards inevitability is abbreviated. At Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Eoin Mc Hugh presents in paint, watercolour, bronze, taxidermy and other paraphernalia, mutated hyper-psychological scenarios wherein inevitability is unavoidably immanent. The tone that is invoked is portentous: Something Wicked This Way Comes...

- James Merrigan

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All cognition is recollection

Eoin Mc Hugh

2009

Circa

All cognition is recollection boldly claims the title of Eoin McHugh's solo exhibition at the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. With twelve, predominantly small-sized oil-on-canvas paintings and watercolour-on-paper drawings from 2009, the young artist elaborates this hypothesis and research on the psychology of imagery itself. At first sight, the paintings and drawings seem randomly compiled and more united by their size than their motifs. 

- Katharina Guenther

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Eoin Mc Hugh: Drawings

Eoin Mc Hugh

2006

Mary Cremin

...drawing as storytelling; drawing as didactic means; drawing as painting or sculptural study; drawings as metaphorical thought or rhetoric; drawing as theoretical analysis.

- Mary Cremin

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