Sean Molloy’s paintings reference artists such as Velasquez, Dutch Masters, and 19th and 20th century figurative painters. His knowledge of the painting canon is extended by his interest in photography and reproduction. Sean was long-listed for the 2013 Saatchi New Sensations Award following his exciting MFA presentation at NCAD earlier this year.
“I suppose when I think about 19th century painting I think of it in terms of its relationship to the invention of photography. Painting suffered a sort of usurpation by the new invention, but what I find interesting is the reciprocal exchange between the ancient practice of painting and the subsequent responses by early portrait photographers to mimic certain aspects of the works of the old masters”.
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