Peter Monaghan is an Irish artist from Dublin. He has had his own graphic design business, worked as an art lecturer in the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and for the past decade has been producing distinctive an highly sought-after art. Monaghan’s work is an exploration of the relationship between second and third dimension and the optical effects achieved through colour, shape and illusion.
"My work is a dialogue between light, colour, movement and illusion; exploring the relationships and contrasts between painted flat surfaces, protruding spheres, cubes or geometric shapes.”
Ian Davenport is an abstract painter, born in Sidcup, UK. He studied art at the Northwich College of Art and Design in Cheshire before going to Goldsmiths College where he graduated from in 1988. Davenport lives and works in London. In his youth he exhibited with artists such as Damien Hirst and is often considered one of the artists of the Brit Art movement. Many of Davenport's large scale and installation works are made by pouring paint onto a tilted canvas, tile or wall and letting gravity spread the paint over the surface, settling in random curved pools at the base.
He has also created various series of prints depicting his colourful and vibrant works, which are included in the show. Both artists share a keen interest in the combination of colour and line to create vibrant and dynamic pieces.
Their works will be exhibited together in Gormleys Fine Art from the 10th September to the 30th September 2020.