'Snap Shots'

by Mat Cahill

Drawing - 16.0cm x 23.0cm

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  • Annelien Bruins

    The Insider Annelien Bruins says:

    "The work is titled Snapshots: an interesting contradiction because Mat Cahill must have drawn this work with painstaking precision! I like the analogy with song-writing: Cahill has collected fragments of his imagination (or memory?) and has amalgamated them into a coherent whole. "

    Need to know

    • Cahill's father was an art teacher and potter. It's in the blood - look out for Mat's ceramic pieces!
    • He runs Creative Education consultancy, bringing art into schools and the community
    • Cahill worked as Damien Hirst's painting assistant in Devon
  • 'Snap Shots'

    Artist Mat Cahill equates the creation of Snap Shots to a song writer’s process when composing. He says, “I look and capture what’s around me and then, unconsciously, I leave a trace of me and that moment on the paper.” Snap Shots captures several moments and individuals, each contained within their own square, but filling and occupying the space together with each other and the traces of the artist that run through them all.

    Mat Cahill

    Mat Cahill trained at Loughborough University and Wimbledon College of Art and is a former assistant to Damien Hirst. Cahill now lives and works in London. He has a particularly detailed and meticulous style of working, with a single drawing taking up to 400 hours to create. His recent series of works titled Social Compositions focus on issues of anonymity, individuality and the phenomenon of the crowd. In this series Cahill explores this double-edged sword of urbanity, where the sheer number of differences between people means that the significance of any one is reduced, leaving us simultane…

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    16.0cm x 23.0cm
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    Pen and Ink

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