Michael Gemmell

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Michael is an abstract artist living in Co. Wicklow. He attended both Dublin and Limerick Collages of Art.

He teaches abstract painting on an ongoing basis to groups and also gives one to one tuition. Throughout his career michael has had numerous successful exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. His paintings are held in private and public collections. Gemmell never stops thinking about the landscape as something interiorized “from above and below” rather than as something diagrammatically delineating the lay of the land.His process seems to be one of delving and digging into earthy essences, as when Heaney likes working with his pen to the way his father sinks a spade “into gravelly ground.”

He recently exhibited his work in the Leinster Gallery Dublin.

www.michaelgemmell.com

 

Damien Flood

Damien is an Irish artist based in Dublin. His work is grounded in early writings on philosophy, theology, alchemy and the natural sciences and explores the mutability of ‘reality’ and language. In 2013, he exhibited in the group exhibition Island: New Art From Ireland in Galleria Civica diModena, Italy; in the three-person show Flood/NiBhriain/Vari at DOMOBAAL, London; and the group show Cafe Paridiso (Least common denominator, or Rustenschacher) at M1, Germany. In 2012, he was part of the group showMaking Familiar at Temple Bar Gallery, Crystalline at Millennium Court Arts Centre and Last at Douglas Hyde Gallery. He has been selected for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize in 2008 and 2010. Most recently he has been in the group shows Ngorongoro, Leiderstrasse, Berlin and Studio Chronicles a RH Contemporary Art, New York.

Solo shows include

Infinite Plane, Grey Noise, Dubai,  Interior Sun, Green On Red Gallery, 2014, Theatre of the World, Ormston House, Limerick, 2012, Upland, Mermaid Arts Centre, 2011, History of the Visitation, Green On Red Gallery, 2011, Counter Earth, Green On Red Gallery, 2010.

Publications include

Afterworlds, 2013, Spectral Gallery, 2011, Selected Works, 2010. Damien has thought at Limerick College of Art, Wexford College of Art, Sligo College of Art, Burren College of Art andbeen a Visiting Lecturer at the National College of Art, Dublin and Belfast College of Art. Damien Flood is represented by Green On Red Gallery, Dublin.

www.damienflood.ie