Ciaran Hussey


Ciaran Hussey is an Irish artist based in Belfast. He received an honours degree, 2008, from the Limerick School of Art & Design and a Masters, 2010, in Fine Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast. Additionally he is a co-director with Array Studios, a collective of Artists based in Belfast. Hussey has exhibited most notably at ‘A Form In Space’,2011, as part of the 11th Quadrennial of Performance, Design & Space, The National Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic, ,’Constellations’ 2011, Eigis, Carlow Arts Festival Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Republic of Ireland, & ‘Artisit?’ 2010, UK & Irish Selected Graduate Show, SWG3, Glasgow, Scotland. Recent exhibitions include ‘We Wear Short Shorts’ 2012, at the Riverside Studios as part of The Irish Film Festival, London, & his solo show ‘Dead Air’ at the Queen Street Studios & Gallery, 2012.

Ciarán’s work revolves around the psychological effects that contemporary capitalist society has placed upon its practitioner. Through a multidisciplinary practice he draws attention to aspects that define us in an age of technological advances and uncertainty. In a world of paper-thin representations, instant gratification and blurring of reality we are left with a sense of numbified emptiness, repetitiveness, alienation and a general lack of apathy. We have developed an agitated sense of expectation, as we await some form of salvation, in the guise of commodities, services, fame and celebrity, that will deliver some solace, but instead are left with a niggling dissatisfaction and a constraining feeling of being cheated. Currently his practice involves highlighting these aspects using the medium of film & sound installations and playing with peoples notions of aspirations, expectancy & waiting room mentality.

Ciaran Hussey | 2014 | Artists | Comments (0)

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