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Every week HeadStuff’s Visual Arts Editor will feature posts from their favourite Artists on Instagram. So add the hashtag #thisheadstuff to be featured!
Up this week is Irish painter, Eóin Francis McCormack. We have nabbed some our favourite posts of his on Instagram of his work and studio. McCormack currently works out of SteamBox gallery in Dublin where he had his most recent exhibition ‘Work’. We are very excited to announce that he is also the featured artist of our next episode of HeadShorts.
Follow him on Instagram @eoinmccormack_artist
McCormack completed a BA honours degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design and went on to do an MFA in Painting in Edinburgh College of Art where he continued his practice. He has developed an unmistakable and individual style in his work.
While we sat down to talk about his work Eoin brought us through the delicate and slow process that goes into making some of these large scale paintings. A lot of thought goes into the type of paints he uses and the colours they are going to be. The paint is carefully teased out by tipping his canvas and dripping the paint like a thick landslide into a textured shape.
The massive scale of a lot of his work gives them such personality and a strong presence where ever they are displayed. He stretches all of his own canvases, controlling how taut and rough the canvas is. If you are ever in the Teeling Distillery in the Liberties you can catch a large scale painting of his hanging in their cafe.
He has also worked on a lot of smaller pieces and brought in innovative printing techniques. He has used unusual items like carpet underlay to print dot patterns. Or rubber mats and cut out shapes with spray paint as a way of stenciling.
We can expect lots more great work from this artist, so follow him and keep up to date with photos by him of his work on your IG feed. Tune in also on Wednesday for his episode of HeadShorts, our Visual Arts Documentary series.