Eoin Mc Hugh

All cognition is recollection.

23rd July - 5th September 2009

Eoin Mc Hugh 
Plan for the reconstruction of W. Gropius’ office 
2008
watercolour on paper
36 x 28 cm / 14.2 x 11 in
Eoin Mc Hugh 
homeostatis 
2008
acrylic on card 
35 x 63 cm / 13.8 x 24.8 in   
Eoin Mc Hugh 
Untitled  
2008
watercolour on card 
31 x 34 cm / 12.2 x 13.4 in  
Eoin Mc Hugh 
new memory 
2008
watercolour on paper
31 x 40 cm / 12.2 x 15.7 in
Eoin Mc Hugh 
restraint 
2008
watercolour on paper
33 x 43 cm / 13 x 16.9 in
Eoin Mc Hugh 
Romantic Science pt. 1 
2007
mixed media on paper
35 x 56 cm / 13.8 x 22 in 
Eoin Mc Hugh 
Division 
2008
watercolour on paper
40 x 45 cm / 15.7 x 17.7 in
Eoin Mc Hugh 
the new existence 
2008
watercolour on paper
43 x 53 cm / 16.9 x 20.9 in 
Eoin Mc Hugh 
Untitled (inversion pt.6) 
2008
acrylic on card
31 x 31 cm / 12.2 x 12.2 in
Eoin Mc Hugh 
3 is a pointed segment which rotates.  4 is also square and dull; it looks like 2 but has more substance to it, it’s thicker.  5 is absolutly complete and takes the form of a cone or a tower - something substantial.  6, the first number after 5, has a whitish hue; 8 somehow has a niaive quality, it’s milky blue like line. 
2008
wallpaper
 
      
     
   
 
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Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce it’s first solo exhibition by one of Ireland’s most exciting emerging artist’s. Born and currently based in Dublin, Mc Hugh’s career has been eagerly watched since his highly acclaimed NCAD degree show in 2005.
 
Mc Hugh’s practice is centred around his interest in the psychology of imagery.  Through his  paintings and drawings, Mc Hugh creates a two dimensional investigation of the space between the image, the object and the idea.  Working predominantly in watercolour on found or old paper, he conceives enigmatic, representational vignettes that quietly compel the viewer to question the image presented. More recently his oil paintings demonstrate an affinity with the Dutch Masters of the 17th century. He intensively examines painters such as the Leiden fijnschilder painters, Vermeer, Ter Borch, Metsu and their methods of creating light through colour whilst adding a contemporary twist of subtle distortions and a multiplicity of meanings. Through suspension of disbelief, Mc Hugh strives to constantly keep the viewer questioning how they process images. By expanding his practice to encompass sculpture, installation and wallpaper he attempts to prevent one definitive interpretation being extracted from the work.
 
Eoin Mc Hugh has been exhibiting both Internationally and within Ireland since 2005 with solos shows at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin (2006) and Centre d’art Contemporain, Chateau des Adhemar, Montelimar, France (2007-08).  Group shows include, Precaution, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2005); EV+A, Limerick (2006); RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin (2006); The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin (2006); Rendez Vous, in conjunction with the Lyon Biennale, France (2007); Flight of the Dodo, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2008); Phoenix Park, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2008). Mc Hugh’s work is held in many corporate and private collections both in Ireland and abroad.

All cognition is recollection

Eoin Mc Hugh

2009

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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