We are delighted to present an online feature & video of recent works by Irish contemporary artist Peter Monaghan.
Monaghan was born in Ireland in 1955 and studied at the National College of Art and Design in the mid 1970s. He went on to forge a successful career as a graphic designer and in 1983 he set up his own graphic design firm, Monaghan Design, later becoming a partner in Creative Inputs. His design work won numerous awards including completing works for the National Gallery of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
In 2000, Monaghan gave up design work to concentrate full-time on painting and sculpture. My work is the result of a disciplined research into the experience of looking the experience of pure visual sensation and aesthetic pleasure. Simple forms and colours are used in repetition to engage the viewer. It is a dialogue about light, colour, movement and illusion; exploring the relationships and contrasts between painted flat surfaces, protruding spheres, cubes or geometric shapes. The work aims to evoke a response from the viewer.
Monaghan's artwork has won a number of awards and his large-scale installations can be seen in prestigious locations such as the V.I.P. Presidential Suite in Dublin Airport, the Gibson Hotel, the Dean Hotel, the Beacon Clinic and UCD. He has exhibited Internationally with successful exhibitions in London, New York, Miami, Singapore, Brussels and Hong Kong.