Marcel Vidal

Marcel Vidal, 
Banana I 2019,
oil on linen,
160 x 120 cm / 63 x 47.2 in   
Marcel Vidal 
Banana II 2019,
oil on linen,
160 x 120 cm / 63 x 47.2 in

WHITE NOISE Installation view, 2018, Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin Ireland Photo: Lee Welch

Marcel Vidal 
White Dress II 2018
oil on linen
70 x 60 cm / 27.6 x 23.6 in 
Marcel Vidal, 
Fingers 2019,
oil on linen,
60 x 50 cm / 23.6 x 19.7 in   
SILVERFISH (installation view), 2018, The Dock Arts Centre Leitrim, Ireland Photo: Paul McCarty
Marcel Vidal 
Laurel 2018
oil on linen, framed
32 x 27 cm / 12.6 x 10.6 in   
Marcel Vidal 
Stem 2018
oil on linen, framed
32 x 27 cm / 12.6 x 10.6 in   
 
 
Marcel Vidal 
Balcony 2017
expanding foam, spray paint, wood,
watercolour on paper, framed with glass
bitumen, zinc fittings, castor wheels, animal hooves, glue, twine, linen, plaster
196 x 62 x 62 cm / 77.2 x 24.4 x 24.4 in 
 
Donut (installation view), 2017, TBG+S Atrium, Dublin Photo: Kasia Kaminska
 
Marcel Vidal 
Handclap 2017
oil on canvas, fruit box wood frame
31 x 26 cm / 12.2 x 10.2 in   
Marcel Vidal 
Hand  2017
oil on linen
50 x 40.5 cm / 19.7 x 15.9 in   
Marcel Vidal 
Cactus 2017
oil on linen
30 x 25 cm / 11.8 x 9.8 in   

WHITE NOISE, 2018, Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin Ireland Photo: Lee Welch

WHITE NOISE, 2018, Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin Ireland Photo: Lee Welch

WHITE NOISE, 2018, Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin Ireland Photo: Lee Welch

WHITE NOISE, 2018, Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin Ireland Photo: Lee Welch

SILVERFISH, 2018, The Dock Arts Centre Leitrim, Ireland Photo: Paul McCarty

SILVERFISH, 2018, The Dock Arts Centre Leitrim, Ireland Photo: Paul McCarty

SILVERFISH, 2018, The Dock Arts Centre Leitrim, Ireland Photo: Paul McCarty

SILVERFISH, 2018, The Dock Arts Centre Leitrim, Ireland Photo: Paul McCarty

Donut, 2017, TBG+S Atrium, Dublin Photo: Kasia Kaminska

Donut, 2017, TBG+S Atrium, Dublin Photo: Kasia Kaminska

Donut, 2017, TBG+S Atrium, Dublin Photo: Kasia Kaminska

Donut, 2017, TBG+S Atrium, Dublin Photo: Kasia Kaminska

Donut, 2017, TBG+S Atrium, Dublin Photo: Kasia Kaminska

Donut, 2017, TBG+S Atrium, Dublin Photo: Kasia Kaminska

Installation view of Hannah Fitz, Áine McBride, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Marcel Vidal at Kerlin Gallery, 7 July - 26 August 2017

Installation view of Hannah Fitz, Áine McBride, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Marcel Vidal at Kerlin Gallery, 7 July - 26 August 2017

  • Marcel Vidal, SILVERFISH, 2018, The Dock Arts Centre Leitrim, Ireland
     

     

b. 1984, Wicklow, Ireland
 

Marcel Vidal makes paintings and sculptures. He works intuitively with a variety of materials, constructing distinctive sculptures, that often stage and frame his paintings. His approach to sculpture and its assembled chaos and combative insistence is strongly contrasted by his paintings made in oil and watercolor. Vidal's paintings are restrained, often withholding information, through rigorous cropping in an attempt to frustrate interpretation. He graduated from NCAD in 2009. 
 
Recent solo exhibitions include: SILVERFISH, The Dock Arts, Carrick on Shannon Leitrim, (2018); Donut, Atrium Space, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, (2017/2018); #untitled, Basic Space, Dublin, (2013); “05:09:12”, Nag gallery, Dublin, (2012); Selected group exhibitions include, Hennessy Craig Award Shortlist exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland, (2019); National Gallery of Ireland Zurich Portrait Prize Shortlist exhibition, (2019); 189th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland, (2019); Too Much Sugar, Drawing & Installation Station, TBG+S, Ireland, (2019); Syntonic State, Tulca, Galway, (2018); Hannah Fitz / Áine McBride / Daniel Rios Rodriguez / Marcel Vidal, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, (2017); ARTWORKS, Carlow Arts festival, London, (2016) and MOON FARK, Jason Dunne / Marcel Vidal / David Eager Maher, RAKE, Norway, (2014).
 
Vidal is a recipient of Arts council of Ireland Next Generation Award, (2019); Winner of The Hennessy Craig Award, RHA Gallery, (2019); Winner of the Main Prize Golden Fleece Award, (2019); Wicklow County Council Artist Support Grant, (2019); Art Council Bursary award (2018); Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Award + Bursary, (2018); Temple Bar Gallery and studios, Dublin, Ireland. (3 year membership studio) (2018) and Temple Bar Gallery and studios, (Project studio), Dublin, Ireland. (2017).
 
 
 
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Marcel Vidal, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow 2019

Thames & Hudson

Marcel Vidal included in 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow 2019.
An internationally juried selection of emerging and undiscovered sculptors working today.

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Marcel Vidal, The Hennessy Craig Award 2019

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

9th October, 2019

Marcel Vidal was announced as the recipient of The Hennessy Craig Award 2019.

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Marcel Vidal, Shortlisted The Zurich Portrait Prize 2019

National Gallery of Ireland

4 October 2019 – 12 January 2020

Marcel Vidal was shortlisted The Zurich Portrait Prize 2019 at National Gallery of Ireland

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Marcel Vidal, 2019 Golden Fleece Award

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

Marcel Vidal was announced as a recipient of the Golden Fleece Award.

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