Páipéar is a ground-breaking arts event comprising of a selection of prestigious Irish artists – as well as artists whose practice is based in Ireland – who were invited to submit an original work on paper. All submissions have been created exclusively for the exhibition.
Launched in July, ‘Páipéar’ is being held in a stunning temporary exhibition space located at Central Plaza on Dame Street, in Dublin’s city centre. The space has been transformed into a purposely designed gallery to create a dynamic, immersive environment that beautifully showcases the artwork.
The exhibition encompasses 61 female and 54 male mid-career established artists, as well as the most promising emerging and burgeoning talent that Ireland has to offer. All artists were invited to produce an original, previously un-exhibited work on paper – at one of three predetermined sizes – with a completely open-ended brief. Their hope was that this element of freedom would encourage exploration and an in-depth investigation of specific themes within the artists’ own practice, and this has culminated in a truly breathtaking collection on an unprecedented scale.
Expect a diverse and eclectic range of submissions – from paintings, drawings and pastel works, to mixed media, collage and spray-painted pieces – and so by standardising the medium to that of the humble page, the works are unified into a cohesive collection that represents and endorses the abundance of national talent.
All works are presented framed and a selection of fifty giclée limited edition prints have also been created from the original works submitted to the exhibition. All works available for acquisition.
After the tour of Páipéar, the RHA Friends will then visit Hang Tough Contemporary’s space on Exchequer St, two minutes walk away for a tour of a painting exhibition THICK spit! by Irish artist Peter Doyle.
Drawing inspiration from classical portraiture ‘THICK spit!’ explores the human figure in its most captivating form. In this collection of new works, Irish artist Peter Doyle goes beyond merely portraying his sitter as the principal object of his work and instead delves deep into his subject’s frame of mind. As a result Doyle’s portraits offer a brutally honest perspective of his subjects. Within his loose painterly approach he is showcasing the mundane while simultaneously exploring intricate details of the human figure.
Tours will be lead by Hang Tough Contemporary’s Director Michael Rubio Hennigan
Exclusively for RHA Friends.