Stephen Doyle – Numb
Stephen Doyle is an artist exploring issues of queer identity through an examination of the relationship between figuration and the politics of representation. He makes paintings in the tradition of realism, depicting subjects within everyday settings in a naturalistic manner, although the painted scenes look staged. The paintings often include objects such as metal rods, fabric, neon light and ceramics – elements that emphasise their underlying ‘theatricality’. This exhibition features new works addressing LGBTQIA+ autonomy in China, created in the aftermath of a residency in Shanghai in 2019, in which the artist experienced the historic and current restrictive social structures with respect to queer culture.
Stephen Doyle is an artist based in Cork. He studied at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork. He has had solo shows at Lavit Gallery, Cork, and SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin. He was awarded the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize and the Sunny Art Prize, and was shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize, National Gallery of Ireland. His work is in the collection of the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.
This marks the opening of Stephen Doyle’s exhibition and Triskel’s first visual arts exhibition in months and we look forward to welcoming you to Triskel Gallery Space. In ongoing eﬀorts to assist our community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented a number of policies and protocols and we continue to monitor guidelines and update accordingly. Click here to read more: https://triskelartscentre.ie/welcome-back-to-triskel/