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FIRST EDITION: Grasping The Untouchable

Cork Printmakers

FIRST EDITION: Grasping The Untouchable



The Glucksman, UCC

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Opening Hours: 10 - 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday,
2-5pm, Sundays, Closed Mondays

An exhibition of 3D Printed sculptures derived from natural movement and growth using digital animation software. When translated into actual objects (through laser sintering) dynamic virtual qualities are inherent as latent forces giving the sculptures a sense of the before and after – a history and potential future. Effectively the sculptures have a digital genetic code, which enables their multiplicity and evolution.

Andrew Folan studied Printmaking at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin completing his Post-graduate studies in Print and Photography at the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 1981.  He completed his practice-based PhD at NCAD in 2014.

Interested in concepts arising out of photographic image realities – how we relate to images in an emotive and conceptual manner – has influenced his practice from the outset. From working with photo-montage printing and conceptual photography he began exploring the dynamic of his images through image – object interventions. This work, first exhibited at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin in the early 1980’s continues as a significant force in his current practice.

In the early 1990’s he began combining entire editions of prints as object / sculptures which he exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; Triskel Arts Centre, Cork; Jyvaeslylae Art Museum, Finland and Graphic Hus, Stockholm, Sweden between 1992 and 2002. The relation between the printed image and the physical continues as an important factor in his recent laser - sinter sculptures exhibited at the Cross Gallery Dublin and Pure Print, Porto, Portugal in 2013.