Brian Fay: Materiality and Time


                              1. MJ 16, Pencil on paper, 76 cm (h) x 57 cm (w) 2020

           2. The Ether Series (Rotation and Translation) 8 of 9, Pencil on paper 

               76 cm x 57 cm, 2020

      3. The Lacemaker-Crack Drawing,  Ink on Paper, 45 cm (h)  x 35 cm (w),        

         After Vermeer, National Gallery of Ireland, 2017

4. Vermeer the Geographer Crack Drawing, Pencil on paper, 53 cm x 46.6 cm,    

  5. Vermeer The Astronomer Crack Drawing, Pencil on paper, 

      53 cm x 46.6 cm, 2012.

6. Cimabue Crucifixion before and after Baldini's Restoration-left arm, Pencil on paper, 570 cm (h) x 153 cm (w), 2018.

7. Cimabue Crucifixion before and after Baldini's Restoration,Pencil on paper,2018.

         8. From a speculative reconstruction of underlying figure-macro-x-ray-       

             Rembrandt Old Man in Military Costume, Pencil on Paper, 65.7 cm (h) x 

             51.8 cm (w), Awarded the AXA Drawing Prize 2016 RHA, AXA    

             Art Collection 2016

         9. Infrared and reverse drawing views from and Erased DeKooning,

             Pencil on paper, 64.14 cm (h) x 55.25 cm, 2018.        

10. Loaded Saltmine 1945 Manet in the Winter Garden, Pencil on paper, 30 m x 21 cm, Winner of the Derwent International Drawing Award, 2014. 

Brian Fay lives and works in Dublin. Working through drawing he uses the materiality of pre-existing artworks and objects to examine our complex relationship to time. He exhibits nationally and internationally and has been invited on to the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency Programme. He was recently awarded a Three Year Membership Studios at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin.

His work is in the National Drawing Collection Ireland, and collections of The Crawford Art Gallery, DLR Art Collection, Office of Public Works and numerous private collections. He holds a practice led PhD from Northumbria University, England, entitled States of Transience: Drawing practices and the conservation of museum artworks. He is the winner of the 2014 Derwent International Drawing Prize, the 2016 AXA Drawing Prize and is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at TU Dublin.


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