Ronan McGeough is an Irish artist who graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2011. The following year he worked as a professional artist as part of 2 of Limerick studio collectives before making the move to London in 2012. Following this move he has exhibited internationally in Paris, Berlin, Vienna amongst numerous times in the U.S.A.
‘My work aims to question the curious fast paced world transformed through rich gestural paintings. I want to lead the audience on a journey across multiple views of narrative scenes, combining action painting with objective subject matter. My scenes comment on the socio-political issues of today. As for me, the best art reflects the current cultural climate it’s in. I explore urban influenced forms of expressionism, constructing landscapes with an embedded connection between street art and contemporary art disciplines. In my work I try to convey a deeply rooted spirituality that I want to make more prominent by willingness to explore the unknown, bringing to the onlookers’ attention the things that we may overlook whilst reminding the viewer that within our own struggle resides beauty. To create these paintings I use a collagist method of composition to record our culture wounds. Using collage offers a retreat from logic, reason, transforming the familiar into the strange and imaginary to create a new environment of experimentation, wonder and unease."