CUT IT OUT – New solo exhibition from Irish street artist ADW
A MAJOR NEW SOLO EXHIBITION FROM ONE OF IRELAND’S BOLDEST STENCIL ARTISTS.
One of Ireland’s most established street artists, ADW, returns with a new major solo exhibition “Cut It Out”
this March in Filmbase, Dublin. The exhibition, representing hundreds of hours of meticulous work and one
detail includes lithoprints, screen-prints, assemblages and installations by ADW. Please join us for the
opening reception on March 20th 2014, at Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin from 6-9 pm in conjunction with
Offset and Tiger Beer.
From the beginning, stencil graffiti art has been an avenue for social, political and artistic expression geared
towards the masses. Dublin is a city renowned for its diversity in culture, art and is home to some of the most
creative and progressive street artists in the world. In recent years it has become a hive activity for street art
and graffiti in reaction to social and political issues of our time.
Art has been central to ADW’s life ever since he started dabbling with paintbrushes while still at school.
After years studying animation in Dublin, he moved to Britain to work for computer games company. In 2008
he moved back to Ireland and began creating street art full-time. A determined creative and social activist,
the economic collapse provided the backdrop for much of his work. Laced with satire and burnt by honesty,
his pieces are often imbued with a dash of acerbic humour. With the city as his canvas, ADW tries to reject
the everyday hopes, fears and anger of the ordinary people of Dublin.
This exhibition sees an engaging and exciting mix of old and new work from Ireland’s boldest street artist
who has continually pushed the boundaries of stencil craft to new levels. A culture clash of somewhat surreal
art, his work begs the public to question the status quo, especially relating to the social structures and
political forces that we live under.
ADW combines all that he knows from his street-art and digital design background to create works of art that
accurately depict his perspective of the world around him, his work is a comment on society, inviting the
public to engage and react. Inspired by the world around him. The end result is an exhibition of layered
narratives and installations that pushes the boundary between traditional and contemporary visual art.
Please join us for the opening reception of “Cut It Up” with thanks to Offset and Tiger Beer featuring on
March 20th 2014, at Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin from 6-11 pm with music and interviews from Radiomade.
Watch Cut it out to see the preparation that goes into getting an exhibition ready.
This exhibit runs through till Sunday, March 23rd 2014 and admission is free.