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Sunday 24 June 2018

From Paris to Wexford with Mick Mulcahy

Maria Pepper

The artist Mick Mulcahy
The artist Mick Mulcahy

An exhibition of Parisian Lithographs and Recent Paintings by the acclaimed Irish artist Mick Mulcahy opened at the Pigyard Gallery in Selskar, Wexford last weekend and will continue until April 21.

Mulcahy who lives in Wexford and is a member of Aosdána, is regarded as one of Ireland's foremost artists whose expressive use of colour and bold graphic style are instantly recognisable. His distinctive icongraphy draws on his extensive travels with primitive peoples as well as personal experience.

Outside of Ireland, the award-winning artist has received many honours and his work has been exhibited in venues around the world including New York, London, Paris, Brussels and the Museum of Modern Art in Seoul.

Mulcahy respresented Ireland in the Sydney Biennale and his work is included in several Irish embassy collections. He has illustrated two books of poetry for President Michael D. Higgins. In recent months, he has collaborated with Paris master printer Christian Bramsen at exclusive Parisien art printing firm Atelier Clot, Bramsen & Georges which was established in 1896.

The atelier has collaborated with renowned artists including Degas, Matisse and Picasso.

The result is a collection of limited editions of superb quality prints in rich colour at collectible prices.

This is the third solo exhibition of Mick Mulcahy's work that the Pigyard Gallery has mounted. The guest speaker at the opening of the exhibition was the art reviewer Tom Mooney.

Wexford People