Untitled by Michael Beirne Expand Icon

Michael Beirne (b. 1958)


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43 x 157 cm
Oil on canvas

Michael Beirne paints, sculpts and uses found objects in his work in order to understand the stories behind them. Each line and wrinkle is evidence of an object's existence. Working with media from painting on canvas, to sculptural pieces of intensely-worked raw silk and felt, to turned and carved wood and assemblage, Beirne employs the humble vernacular of object-making: mementos, religious relics and domestic decorative objects. Paintings of acute detail are beautifully crafted and are alive with intertwined corpuscles and organic intimations. Michael Beirne has been making art for the past twenty-five years, the last eleven of which he has spent living and working in Kilkenny. He works at the Waterford Institute of Technology.

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