Eoin Mc Hugh

Eoin Mc Hugh, owtor, 2019, oil on canvas, 47 x 37 cm, 18.5 x 14.6 in 
Eoin Mc Hugh, oytor, 2019, oil on canvas, 47 x 37 cm / 18.5 x 14.6 in

Eoin Mc Hugh, Loje, jelo, laso, 2018-2019, watercolour, acrylic ink, coloured pencil on paper, 56 x 72.5 cm / 22 x 28.5 in

Eoin Mc Hugh, Orzchis caldemia, 2018-2019, acrylic ink and watercolour on paper, 56 x 72.5 cm paper size / 22 x 28.5 in paper size, 70.5 x 87 cm framed / 27.8 x 34.3 in framed  

Eoin Mc Hugh, Loje, jelo, laso, Kerlin Gallery, October 2019

Eoin Mc Hugh, io, pp. 49-54, 2016-2019, pigment ink on paper, six pages, 15 x 20 cm each 
/ six pages 5.9 x 7.9 in each
 

Eoin Mc Hugh, Therapy Notebook 1, pp. 1-6, pigment ink on paper six pages, 15 x 20 cm each, six pages 5.9 x 7.9 in each

Eoin Mc Hugh, io, pp. 13-18, 2016-2019, pigment ink on paper, six pages, 15 x 20 cm each 
six pages 5.9 x 7.9 in each, 54.7 x 49.7 x 2.5 cm framed, 21.5 x 19.6 x 1 in framed
 
Eoin Mc Hugh, Hoth sprowled met the duskt, 2017, watercolour and coloured pencil on paper, 49 x 62 cm paper size, 19.3 x 24.4 in paper size 
Eoin Mc Hugh, Vostok, 2016, oil on canvas, 37 x 47 cm / 14.6 x 18.5 in 
Eoin Mc Hugh, Common coding, 2015, oil on canvas mounted on aluminium, 76.5 x 57 cm
/ 30.1 x 22.4 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  

Eoin Mc Hugh, 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   

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

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

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Eoin Mc Hugh, Atmospheric Thought, 2012, watercolour on paper, 62 x 49.5 cm

Eoin Mc Hugh, thing, 2012, watercolour on paper, 98 x 84 cm

Eoin Mc Hugh, Focus, 2012, watercolour on paper, 50.5 x 38 cm unframed

Eoin Mc Hugh, Condensation, 2012, watercolour on paper, 49.5 x 62 cm unframed

Eoin Mc Hugh, Plain, 2011, watercolour on paper, 50 x 74 cm / 19.7 x 29.1 in 

Eoin Mc Hugh, Interval, 2009, watercolour on paper, 30 x 40 cm / 11.8 x 15.7 in   

 

Eoin Mc Hugh, Sensitisation, 2009, watercolour on paper, 27 x 35 cm / 10.6 x 13.8 in   

Eoin Mc Hugh, Homeostatis, 2008, acrylic on card , 35 x 63 cm / 13.8 x 24.8 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, 2008, watercolour on paper, 31 x 40 cm / 12.2 x 15.7 in   

Eoin Mc Hugh, Untitled, 2008, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm / 15.7 x 19.7 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, (B. Dublin, 1977) is based in Berlin.
 
Recent solo shows include: Loje, jelo, laso, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, (2019); 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: 2116: Forecast of the Next Century, Eli & Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan, (2016); Schnitt Schnitt, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, (2016); Glucksman Gallery, Cork, (2016); Motivational Deficit…, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, (2014); Warming to Rabelais, Like Things Frozen, FRAC, Languedoc-Roussillon, Abbaye de Lagrasse, France, (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, Dublin, (2005). 
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Eoin Mc Hugh in Turbulence

The Model, Sligo

2 December 2017 – 22 April 2018

Group exhibition with work by Jack Butler Yeats, Rossella Biscotti, Elaine Hoey, Gülsün Karamustafa, Naiza Khan, Eoin McHugh, Cengiz Tekin and Sarah Wood.

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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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2116

Glucksman Gallery, Cork

25 March – 3 July 2016

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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David Godbold, Elizabeth Magill, Eoin McHugh, Stephen McKenna, amongst others, 'Things go Dark'

The Model, Sligo

3 May - 29 June 2014

Things go Dark presents a visual exploration of the principles of aestheticism through the work of nine contemporary Irish artists. The paintings in this exhibition lure the viewer into a world of beauty, fear, tension, dark comedy and suspense. Working in various pictorial languages these artists invoke an intense emotional response that demands to be put into sensible form, while at the same time overwhelming all attempts to do so. Their work explores the possibility of a space of immediacy, which remains outside the workings of power and history.

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Eoin Mc Hugh, Augury

The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

July 26 - September 11, 2013

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

TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere, Finland

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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