Talk no.6– Conversation with Colin Crotty – Artist, Painter based in Dublin, Ireland


Full Conversation:

In this conversation with Colin Crotty, we discuss his painting practice and his ideas that reflect on the concept of belonging and connection to place as well as social uncertainty and human displacement. We also look at his interest in painting as a form of storytelling for today’s world, the influence of collage in his painting process in creating staged scenarios, and the relationship between imagined and observed experiences that so often connect with art historical influences.

00:00 – Introduction

01:16 – What is your approach to the idea of Storytelling

05:51 – Collage & work processes

08:28 – How the work has developed over the years – (12:10 min- the image shown is from Colin solo exhibition Sidewise in Time, 2017 Matthias Erntges Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany)

12:44 – Time during the Corona Virus

13:52  – Teaching during the corona

17:42 – Sharing a moment

19:50 –  The Space We Occupy


Colin Crotty

Colin Crotty lives and works in Dublin and also lectures in Fine Art at the MTU Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork, Ireland.

He studied an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London and a BA Honours Fine Art, MTU Crawford College of Art & Design.

He is currently exhibiting  in Washington DC at Solas Nua arts centre in the exhibition The Space we Occupy which was also recently exhibited at the Irish Art Centre, New York.

Some other recent exhibitions include Biennial in Painting, Meštrović Pavillion, Zagreb, Croatia (2021); 100 Years of Change, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, (2021); Moving Spaces, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, (2020); RAUM Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany (2019); Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2018); Matthias Erngtes Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (2017); Sirius Arts Centre, Cork (2016); DROP Beyond Boundaries, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore (2017); Recent awards include Irish Art Council Bursary Award (2022 and 2019)

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