Barry Mulholland is a Belfast based Visual Artist and studio member at Creative Exchange Artist’s Studios. Postgrad MA in Visual Arts Practices at Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) Dublin, 2015 and BA Fine Art in Ulster University, 2012. Previously a co-director of Platform Arts and co-founder of South Studios, Belfast. Awards include, 2012 winner of The Taylor Art Award, RDS Visual Arts Awards, Dublin.
’My practice is an inquiry into material exploration and process understanding within painting, drawing and sculpture. Using new technologies such as laser cutters and 3D Printing, I attempt to extend artwork into layered objects of interest. Art objects that are aesthetic and combine material re-assembly within a veneer of playful mystery. I invoke references to esoteric symbolism and unorthodox narratives within architectural forms. The work is physical and material heavy. I am influenced by concepts of labour production, socio-political issues, post-conflict and folklore.