Eoin Mc Hugh, ‘little Hans nightlight’, 2014, Sculpture, Nickel silver and lighting unit, Kerlin Gallery
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Eoin Mc Hugh

little Hans nightlight, 2014

Nickel silver and lighting unit
19 3/10 × 17 3/10 × 16 1/10 in
49 × 44 × 41 cm
Location
Dublin
About the work
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Kerlin Gallery
Dublin
Medium
Eoin Mc Hugh
Irish, b. 1977
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In meticulous drawings, paintings, and sculptures, Eoin Mc Hugh examines what he calls “the psychology of imagery”—the space between the image, the object, and the idea. Mc Hugh predominantly works in watercolor on found or old paper, painting ambiguous, often uncanny, subjects that vary widely, from dreamlike seascapes and apocalyptic visions of the natural world to everyday items such as a watch or spoon, and unsettling scenes like that of a young boy watching a gorilla maul the dismembered head of a unknown animal. In dark oil paintings, Mc Hugh explores the work of Vermeer and other Dutch masters of the 17th century fascinated by the representation of light, reimagining a traditional genre by creating subtle distortions of perspective in images whose meanings are enigmatic. He also creates sculptures, including ones that incorporate found objects and peculiar, abstract bronze forms.

Eoin Mc Hugh, ‘little Hans nightlight’, 2014, Sculpture, Nickel silver and lighting unit, Kerlin Gallery
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About the work
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Kerlin Gallery
Dublin
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Eoin Mc Hugh
Irish, b. 1977
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In meticulous drawings, paintings, and sculptures, Eoin Mc Hugh examines what he calls “the psychology of imagery”—the space between the image, the object, and the idea. Mc Hugh predominantly works in watercolor on found or old paper, painting ambiguous, often uncanny, subjects that vary widely, from dreamlike seascapes and apocalyptic visions of the natural world to everyday items such as a watch or spoon, and unsettling scenes like that of a young boy watching a gorilla maul the dismembered head of a unknown animal. In dark oil paintings, Mc Hugh explores the work of Vermeer and other Dutch masters of the 17th century fascinated by the representation of light, reimagining a traditional genre by creating subtle distortions of perspective in images whose meanings are enigmatic. He also creates sculptures, including ones that incorporate found objects and peculiar, abstract bronze forms.

Eoin Mc Hugh

little Hans nightlight, 2014

Nickel silver and lighting unit
19 3/10 × 17 3/10 × 16 1/10 in
49 × 44 × 41 cm
Location
Dublin
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