Joe Duggan art was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2023, the Limerick-born artist will have his work shown in London
Limerick-born artist Joe Duggan’s art has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2023, London
The Limerick-born artist will have his work shown alongside works of other artists at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.
This year celebrated British painter David Remfry RA takes the reins as exhibition coordinator, their Summer Exhibition will explore the theme ‘Only Connect’, taken from the famous quote in Howards End by E.M. Forster.
Duggan’s work will be shown alongside works from Caroline Walker & Ryan Gander RA. Working in London, Joe Duggan studied at the Royal College of Art London gaining an M.A. in Fine Art (Photography).
His artistic practice includes sculpture, painting, photography, video, publishing and installation, and through these various media, his work considers ideas of value and identity.
Focusing on themes of the family, the artists role in society and the influence of hierarchical systems, including religion, on culture. Across his projects Duggan’s work is inflected with a wry wit and a playful DIY aesthetic in which he conveys deeper lying concerns.
Recent exhibitions include ‘Material’ a solo sculpture exhibition at Swiss Cottage Gallery London supported by Camden and Embassy of Ireland (2021), RA Summer Exhibition (2021), 190 th RHA Annual Exhibition (2020), ‘Limerick Connections’ LCGA (2020).
‘Better better’ is a meticulously created artwork that embodies layers upon layers of paint, representing its evolution over an extended period of time, each layer covers previous iterations, offering a history.
The repetition of the word ‘better’ within the painting prompts contemplation of the choices artists make when selecting subject matter and striving for improvement. This word ‘better’ becomes a symbol of progress and desire, for yearning, for advancement.
The artwork seamlessly combines the language of paint with written words, treating them as equal materials for artistic expression.