Paul Seawright

Paul Seawright
Stars, 2017
Pigment print
45.7 x 34.3 cm / 18 x 13.5 in
Paul Seawright
Untitled (Bridge), 2017
Pigment print
101.5 x 134.5 cm / 40 x 53 in
Paul Seawright
Untitled (Fence), 2017
Pigment print
101.5 x 76 cm / 40 x 30 in

Paul Seawright
Angel
2015
Pigment print, framed with clarity glass
1/3 from an edition of 3 + 1AP
144.9 x 109.2 cm / 57 x 43 in

Paul Seawright
Bindings
2015
Pigment print, framed with clarity glass
1/3 from an edition of 3 + 1AP
81.3 x 109.2 cm / 32 x 43 in

 

Paul Seawright
Plant night
2015
Pigment print, framed with clarity glass
1/3 from an edition of 3 + 1AP
45.7 x 34.3 cm  / 18 x 13.5 in

 

Paul Seawright
Untitled (Apartment)
2015
Pigment print, framed with clarity glass
1/3 from an edition of 3 + 1AP
45.7 x 34.3 cm  / 18 x 13.5 in

 

Paul Seawright
Untitled (Blue Wall)
2015
Pigment print, framed with clarity glass
1/3 from an edition of 3 + 1AP
81.3 x 109.2 cm  / 32 x 43 in

Paul Seawright
Untitled (Steps)
2015
Pigment print, framed with clarity glass
1/3 from an edition of 3 + 1AP
73.7 x 55.9 cm / 29 x 22 in

Doors from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in  

Flag from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in  

Oil from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in  

Trailer Park from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in  

Untitled (Fence) from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in  

Untitled (Flyover) from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in  

Untitled (Grey) from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in

Untitled (Hooters) from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in  

Untitled (Stripes) from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in  

Untitled (UPS) from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in  

Container from the Volunteer series, 2011

Lightjet print mounted on aluminium

Framed with UV Plexi-glass,

95 x 120 cm / 37.4 x 47.2 in  

Paul Winstanley
so it is 
Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
April 7 - August 7, 2017
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Paul Seawright
The List
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
30 January–21 March 2015

Paul Seawright
The List
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
30 January–21 March 2015

Paul Seawright
The List
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
30 January–21 March 2015

Paul Seawright
The List
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
30 January–21 March 2015

Mois de la Photo – OFF 2014 / Centre Culturel Irlandais
Paul Seawright
Making News - Things Left Unsaid
14 November - 20 December 2014

Mois de la Photo – OFF 2014 / Centre Culturel Irlandais
Paul Seawright
Making News - Things Left Unsaid
14 November - 20 December 2014

Mois de la Photo – OFF 2014 / Centre Culturel Irlandais
Paul Seawright
Making News - Things Left Unsaid
14 November - 20 December 2014

Mois de la Photo – OFF 2014 / Centre Culturel Irlandais
Paul Seawright
Making News - Things Left Unsaid
14 November - 20 December 2014

Mois de la Photo – OFF 2014 / Centre Culturel Irlandais
Paul Seawright
Making News - Things Left Unsaid
14 November - 20 December 2014

Mois de la Photo – OFF 2014 / Centre Culturel Irlandais
Paul Seawright
Making News - Things Left Unsaid
14 November - 20 December 2014

Mois de la Photo – OFF 2014 / Centre Culturel Irlandais
Paul Seawright
Making News - Things Left Unsaid
14 November - 20 December 2014

b. 1965, Belfast.
 
Seawright is a photographer who has drawn heavily on his Northern Irish background to produce searching photographic investigations of aspects of its fraught political terrain, as in his 'Orange Order' and 'Police Force' series from the early 1990's. In his recent work Seawright has moved away from an overtly Irish context, focusing on what he has termed a 'generic malevolent landscape' represented by the uninhabited spaces at the edge of cities and forests throughout Europe. These images take the viewer from bright, bleached vacant lots to corners of almost complete darkness, lit only by the dim, ambient light of street lamps, where the city merges with the forest.
 
Seawright has exhibited in many venues throughout Europe and North and South America including the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester; Tate, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; The Mac, Belfast; Bozar Centre for Fine Art, Brussels; Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; the Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; ICA, London and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo as well as representing Wales in a group show at the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003. His solo exhibitions include shows at Things Left Unsaid, The Model, Sligo, travelling to The Ulster Museum, Belfast (2015); Invisible Cities, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, travelling to Bury St Edmonds Museum, Suffolk (2008); Foto Museum, Antwerp, Photographers' Gallery, London, the Imperial War Museum, London, Milton Keynes Gallery and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
 
Awards include the prestigious Ville de Paris Artist Award in 1999 and the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Prize in 1997. He is represented in the collections of the Tate, London, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, The Imperial War Museum, London, The Ulster Museum, Belfast, The Arts Council of Ireland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Collection Agnes b, Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago and the International Center of Photography, New York among others and in numerous private collections. 
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Willie Doherty & Paul Seawright in so it is

Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

7 April – 7 August 2017

Artists: Ursula Burke, Willie Doherty, Rita Duffy, John Kindness, Locky Morris, Philip Napier, and Paul Seawright. Curated by John Carson.

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Paul Seawright, Things Left Unsaid

Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland

16 September 2015 – 12 February 2016

Solo exhibition

Paul Seawright's major touring exhibition Things Left Unsaid will visit the Ulster Museum in Belfast from September.

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Paul Seawright, Work, Rest and Play

OCT-LOFT, Shezhen, China

9 May – 12 July 2015

Group exhibition

This exhibition presents a survey of over fifty years of British photography through the lens of documentary practices. Featuring work by some of the most significant photographers and artists of the time, it reflects photography’s growing cultural position both within the UK and on the international stage.

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Paul Seawright

Making News - Things Left Unsaid

14 November - 20 December 2014

Centre Culturel Irlandais

In his most recent work, Seawright investigates television studios which create the news bulletins about current wars. The virtual rapprochement between the TV viewer and the victims is belied by sensational representation that ultimately distances and desensitizes. Exhibited for the first time here at the CCI, these photographs are put in context by a selection from previous projects in Afghanistan (Hidden, 2002) and Northern Ireland (Sectarian Murder, 1988).

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New Art New Nature

Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Siobhan Hapaska, William McKeown, Paul Seawright

10 October 2014 - 28 June 2015

Ulster Museum

A new exhibition examining the role of nature in the work of Irish and International artists over the past seventy years opens to the public at the Ulster Museum. New Art, New Nature includes work by world-renowned figures including Henri Matisse, William Scott and Willie Doherty.  Paintings by one of Northern Ireland’s most important artists of the last century, William McKeown, will also be displayed at the museum for the first time, together with work by Dorothy Cross, Siobhan Hapaska and Paul Seawright amongst others.

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