YOUNG III EXHIBITION – A WINDOW ON THE FUTURE OF IRISH ART
YOUNG III launches in SO Fine Art Editions on the eve of Ireland’s most diverse creative event, OFFSET. Which is appropriate – as this is the first exhibition to unite the latest trends in painting, fine art print, photography ceramics and glass sculpture . It follows from the success of the gallery’s street art event, COLLECTOR.
YOUNG III brings us 21 of the top Irish artists to watch across the five different mediums. These emerging creatives are cementing themselves in the fast-changing art scene of Ireland. Each has been selected for their dynamic and fresh approach to their technique, and are setting the scene for the future of their form.
New works by Sam Le Bas, who has painted large scale murals for Facebook head offices in Dublin and London. Recent graduate Jordan McQuaid’s work features in Saatchi Gallery’s current exhibition 50 50 II. Artist Eileen O’Sullivan received an excellent review by art critic Cristín Leach, as did Stephen Burke by Niall MacMonagle of the Irish Independent.
Artists include: Yusuf Amod, Ailbhe Barrett, Alice Burns, Jade Breen, Stephen Burke, Zsiri Dempsey, Neil Dunne, Hazel Hutton, James Kirwan, Richard Lawlor, Stephen Lau, Sam Le Bas, Eleanor McCaughey, Jordan McQuaid, Louise Murphy, Claire Murdock, Ciara O’Brien, Shane O’Driscoll, Eileen O’Sullivan, Jill Quigley, Aaron Smyth.
Watch this space– a new generation of Irish art is rising.
“Among the more important lessons learned by the art world in 2016: An emerging artist’s career isn’t cemented in one night, with one breakout show, or with one collector’s token of approval. Artists who matter long-term have careers that build over time, show upon show, collection upon collection.” Artsy, 2016.
Click on the thumbnails below to see some of the works.