Anthony Carey


Dublin, Ireland

Preferred artistic medium

Contemporary, Drawing, Multi Media Art, Painting

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I have always been drawn to the tactile. The mind acts as the great deceiver, often filling in gaps by merging memories, amplifying feelings and exaggerating recalled colours. Fascinated with the link between the expected rather than the actual stimuli received, I create works that are perceptible by touch or apparently so.  Drawing from memories, I document questions I have for myself, “do I know what I know?” These works have become a choreography of my life.

Creating work that can be physically and emotionally touched is a constant communication with myself, and the notion of 'feeling' becomes cathartic.Working primarily in acrylics and industrial adhesives, the material property of mediums is essential to me in the process. I often wonder how people manage the sensation of being able to see but not touch.

I have recently taken part in the Biennale di Chianciano, Tuscany 2022, where my work won an award in the Abstract category. Some highlighted exhibitions I have been selected for are, The Berkeley Gallery, Thomastown, 2022, Litehouse Galerie, Berlin 2022, The London Art Biennale 2021, Alternative Kilkenny Arts Festival 2021, and Sculpture in Context 2019. His first short film, ‘Story’, created in 2021, has been selected by multiple film festivals worldwide and won numerous awards.