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S.M.H. was reluctant to model at first
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm, paper size 25 x 18cm
© David Begley 2018
Exhibited in The Island, Wexford Opera Festival exhibition, October 19 - November 04 2018
Exhibited in Contemporary Masters of Printmaking, Blue House Gallery, Schull, Cork, August 2018

 

 

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

WOOLWICH CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR 2018, LONDON
'It came from the water' and 'What comes from the sea, yearns for the sea' two monotypes by David will be exhibited at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2018, London. November 22 - November 25.

ARTFORM ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2018, WATERFORD
David Begley and Hanneke van Rysywk will exhibit a selection of works at Artform Annual Contemporary Art Fair at 44 The Quay, Waterford. Exhibition runs 30 November - 16 December.

RUA RED WINTER OPEN EXHIBITION 2018, DUBLIN
'Seed' a charcoal animation by David Begley will be exhibited at Rua Red Winter Open Exhibition 2018, Tallaght, Dublin from 7 December 2018 to 10 January 2019.

NORTH WALES PRINT FAIR 2018
David Begley and Hanneke van Rysywk will exhibit prints with Aberystwyth Printmakers at The North Wales Print Fair 2018 at Oriel Mostyn, 12 Vaughan St, Llandudno, LL30 1AB, North Wales. November 10 - 11.

PRINTMAKERS GALLERY, DUBLIN
A selection of David's eggs are available from The Printmakers Gallery, 25 Drury Street, Dublin.

MARLENE ENRIGHT MUSIC VIDEO
'Sadness' by Marlene Enright accompanied by David Begley's animation Seed. On release from 10 September 2018. Sadness is taken from the solo album 'Placemats and Second Cuts' by Marlene Enright, released in March 2017.
See 'Sadness' video here



See David Begley's current monotypes here

See upcoming workshops here

Follow David's printmaking on instagram. http://www.instagram.com/davidbegleyartist

See David's interview with Jackson's Art Supplies, London [July 2017]

David Begley is an Irish multi-disciplinary artist, writer, and arts educator. He is currently working in the medium of printmaking and writing his first novel. David has presented his animations, drawings, paintings and prints at galleries and festivals in Australia, China, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, USA and The UK. David received a Travel and Training award [literature] from The Arts Council of Ireland in 2018 and in 2017 in support of his novel 'Bone Black', a work in progress. In 2017 David was awarded an Artlinks Literature Bursary. He was an invited artist at the RHA Annual exhibition, Dublin in 2017. 'Lamp black and moonlight' a solo exhibition of drawings, animations and monotypes was presented at Courthouse Arts Centre, Wicklow in 2017. David lives with his partner Hanneke van Ryswyk and their son Leo in Blackwater, Wexford.

Recent group exhibitions include Light, Velletri, Italy, 2018, Boyle arts Festival 2018, Cairde Visual, The Model Sligo, 2018, Incognito, Solomon Gallery, Dublin, 2018, RHA Annual Exhibition 2018 and 2017 [invited artist], Peripheries OPEN 2017, Gorey School of Art, Wexford, Imaginary Worlds, Oriel Davies, 2016, Animations, Cinema Club, New York, 2015, Animfest 2015, Greece, Drawing 2015, Oriel Myrddin, Wales, Homeland, Damer House Gallery, Eigse Open, VISUAL, Carlow, The 185th Annual Exhibition RHA, Dublin and DAS2015, Beanbag Cinema, Belfast. David’s solo exhibition ‘Breathe’ was held at The Linenhall Arts Centre and Wexford Arts Centre and was reviewed by John P O'Sullivan for The Sunday Times. David was awarded The Artists Film Award at In Motion, Stiwdio Maelor, Wales in 2015 and an Artlinks Visual Arts Bursary in 2014. Recent residency awards include The RHA, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Cill Rialaig. His work can be found in the collections of AXA, The Contemporary Irish Art Society, The EPA, OPW, INTO and Wexford County Council. David is a featured artist at The Drawing Suite.

 

DAVID BEGLEY'S CHARCOAL ANIMATIONS

Throughout his animated films, shimmering figures move between dark and light, haunting flickering worlds of water, breath, forests and fire where nothing is permanent and all things transform. These are meditative works which speak of birth, life, death and rebirth and its ever moving cycle.

David makes his charcoal from driftwood collected at beaches in Ireland and Wales. Before beginning an animation, there is no storyboard, script or narrative. A sheet of paper is stapled to the studio wall and to this a first layer of char is added, rubbed smooth, drawn into, erased, scrubbed and drawn into again until finally an image in the drawing arises. David begins to adjust this image, photographing each image as it evolves. Thousands of adjustments are made in each drawing, creating transformations of light, dark and form which when placed in a timeline appear to move. Photographing this process in daylight and at night causes shifting exposures, which when animated create a flickering light throughout his films. In the process of making the films, drawings are destroyed or become part of a new composition, so that all that remains at the end of each animation or ‘scene’ is a singular drawing. David writes and records the soundtracks for these films by combining elemental sounds of sea, fire, wind, human breath and birdsong with piano scores written whilst on residencies at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan.

Read John P O'Sullivan's review of 'Breathe' for THE SUNDAY TIMES [March 2015] here

 

 

 

 



 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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