Mark McGreevy

Midden (2019)

Oil on canvas

90cm x 70cm

Courtesy of the artist

Mark McGreevy is a graduate of Ulster University, Belfast. His exhibitions include shows at The MAC, Belfast; VISUAL, Carlow; The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin; The F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge; The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; The Lab Gallery, Dublin; Third Space Gallery, Belfast; The Crawford Gallery, Cork; Katzen Art Centre, Washington, DC; Draiocht, Dublin; The Glucksman, Cork, amongst others.

McGreevy is the recipient of many awards including the Suki Tea Prize, a number of Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Awards, and the Arts Council NI SIAP award. He has been shortlisted for prestigious art prizes such as The AIB Award and BOC Emerging Artist Award and has participated on artist residency programmes at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, and The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. His work is held in both public and private collections.

McGreevy’s works are responses to a collected archive of personal and found imagery drawn from experiences, the media and the everyday. They offer a quizzical and intimate overview of the layers of images and spaces, whether tangible or abstract, which McGreevy encounters. Each motif within the paintings or drawings battle against another for dominance, reflecting the memory’s hierarchical system of image selection, thus questioning how we quantify the value of our experience and the resulting images we draw upon from our memory.

This painting, alongside other pieces of McGreevy’s latest work, has been heavily influenced by the analogies of landscape. The reciprocal and nonreciprocal landscape which is bridged by the poetic sentiment and reality.