Instagram Pick of the Week | Shane O’Malley

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What is Instagram for you?

Its a funny one I look at it now as a tool, a way in which I can share my work, connect and be inspired by people. At times in the past it has been an unhealthy relationship but I try not to get too caught up in the likes or what other artists are doing, I just enjoy the experience for what it is and connect with people.

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Shane O’Malley | @shaneomalleyart
Why/when did you decide to start sharing your work there?

I started a the one I currently use about two years ago. For me everyone seemed to be using it to gain exposure and that’s why i joined.

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Shane O’Malley | @shaneomalleyartist
How would you describe your style?

My style is influence by graffiti & graphic design. It is a visual language made of graphic geometric shapes, patterns, bold colours and characters inspired by folk art and emoticons.



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Shane O’Malley | @shaneomalleyartist
What materials do you mainly work with?

I use spray paint when painting outdoors. Acrylics and water colours indoors.

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Shane O’Malley | @shaneomalleyartist
Who has been or currently is an influence on you?

Street artists Felipe Pantone, Maser, Barry Mc Gee and Artists Josef Albers, Kandinsky and Carlos Cruz Diez. Mindset people like Ekhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh and Brian Tracy have left huge impressions on me. My strong network of friends and family inspire me the most.

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Shane O’Malley | @shaneomalleyart
What are your must-follow accounts on Instagram?

@finbar247 @juliadunin @maserart @rasktdaklann @subsetdublin @okudart @lushsux @alberonero_

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