A ‘make or break’ situation

An exhibition by Kilkenny artist Paul Mosse opens in the Butler Gallery on Saturday afternoon.

An exhibition by Kilkenny artist Paul Mosse opens in the Butler Gallery on Saturday afternoon.

Make. Break. Make. is the title of the exhibition by Kilkenny native, who says of work:

“There are no specific references in the work, though it may unintentionally appear to refer to the observed world. It springs from interests in space, scale and the tactile world of the senses. Many pieces are produced at the same time, where they sometimes join or divide and may be worked on and off for years. The processes (additive and subtractive) usually direct how the final image looks and involve only low-tech craft and materials. The end result is textured and sculptural, and can be three-dimensional sculpture-proper, but usually it is resolved as “2½-D painting”.

Mosse uses a variety of mixed media to create his works. Materials can include a range of non-traditional materials (plastic pellets, polystyrene, sawdust, nails and screws) as well as paper, paint and wood. The accumulation and manipulation of these materials result in dynamic and beautiful surfaces on his paintings and sculptures.

Paul Mosse was born in County Kilkenny, where he lives and works today. He studied from 1966-1970 at The Chelsea School of Art in London. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is represented in many private and public collections. He was elected to Áosdana in 2007.

The exhibition continues until March 4.