The Molesworth Gallery

Michael Beirne

Micheal Beirne ~ In The Bindu Garden ~ oil on board ~ 30 x 37 cm



There is a strange beauty to Beirne’s unsettling images, and their implications are deceptive. Working with media from painting on canvas, to sculptural pieces of intensely worked raw silk and felt, to turned and carved wood and assemblage, Beirne employs the humble vernacular of object-making: mementos, religious relics and domestic decorative objects. Paintings of acute detail are beautifully crafted and are alive with intertwined corpuscles and organic intimations. The sculptural works are exquisitely crafted in black organza and pink silk satin, real branches are painted salmon pink with deep red tips. The terrain is a surreal experience.
Click here to see work from Beirne's most recent solo exhibitio at The Molesworth, in December 2016, and here to read a review of it in "The Irish Times"

His previous solo exhibition was at The Butler Gallery in 2005.






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