Eimhinn Farrell

Statement

In my etchings and drawings I try to convey images of the contemporary world with a traditional intaglio style with specific aesthetic influences including Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Albrecht Durer. My works mainly, though not exclusively, explore themes of nature and architecture. Using traditional techniques to portray the present allows me to pay homage to both the past and the present and connect them artistically. I am greatly influenced conceptually by the storytelling ability of poetry, with W.B. Yeats being a particular favourite, while also interested in the ability of stand-up comedy to question and challenge the politics of the world we live in.

Biography

Eimhin is a printmaker from Castleblayney, Co Monaghan who has spent time living and working in both Monaghan and Dublin. Having graduated with a BA in Fine Art and Visual Culture from NCAD in 2018, Eimhin became a member of Black Church Print Studio that same year. Inspired by renaissance-era and classical artists in terms of aesthetics and by 20th-21st century artists in terms of concept, he tries to portray in his drawings and etchings a sense of the contemporary world but in a traditional intaglio style.