Liam Dunne – Rolling with the Punch
Preview: Friday 23rd August, 7pm
Artist talk: Saturday 24th August, 3pm
Exhibition continues until 21st September
Gallery open: Tues – Sat 12 – 7pm
Gallery Bar open: Tues, Weds 12 – 7pm, Thurs 12 – 11pm, Friday and Saturday 12 – 1am
Liam Dunne’s practice explores human relationship with power, the complexities it brings to everyday surroundings and life, within his work. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. His interest in unintentionally referencing social injustices, with recent works, his focus is on wide scale complexity of subjects in a multi-layered way forming a constellation or as he puts it a “Visual Shitstorm”. In this way he uses a visual vocabulary that addresses many diverse social and political issues.
Dunne conveys to us his critical, cynical analysis of art being like fashion, which artists become borrowed and their work regurgitated into an unprecedented situation in which the viewer is confronted with visual pollution, the conditioning of their own perception and to reconsider their biased position. His works bear strong political references and deadpan humour.
Born 1994, Swansea, South Wales, Liam Dunne is a multidisciplinary artist, who works primarily in painting, drawing, stop motion animation and installation. He is interested in human’s relationship to power, his works hold political and satirical undertones which is subconsciously made throughout his production.
Dunne has exhibited in the UK and internationally most notably, the Luciano Benetton collection “Imago Mundi” Project at the Venice Biennale, Italy. His works are in private and public collections including the UK Royal Family collection. In 2016, Dunne completed his MLitt, Masters of Letters in Fine Art (Painting) at the Glasgow School of Art. He also obtained his BA (Hons) Fine Art in 2015, from the University of the West of England in Spike Island studios. He currently works from his own studio in Swansea.