My city has many riches

by Mat Cahill

Drawings - 14.0cm x 20.0cm

€280

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    Type | Original Art
    Medium | Drawings
    Style | Illustrative
    Subject | Portraits & People
    Year | 2018
    Size | 14.0cm x 20.0cm
    Ready to hang | No
    Signed | Yes, on rear
    Materials | Pen, felt tip and metallic ink
  • Scott Phillips

    The Insider Scott Phillips says:

    "Matt Cahill is a contemporary artist and former assistant to Damien Hirst. His works address social issues such as anonymity, individuality and the phenomenon of the crowd. Mat asks us to look closely at the unique units within the mass, to notice their differences and nuanced distinctions, and celebrate individuals while recognising their relationship with society."

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    Need to know

    • Mat's father was an art teacher and potter. It's in the blood. Look out for Mat's ceramic pieces.
    • The artist runs Creative Education consultancy, bringing art into schools and the community.
    • Mat worked as Damien Hirst's painting assistant in Devon.
  • My city has many riches

    Like many of Cahill's smaller works this piece was initially created whilst commuting to work. The artist enjoys nothing better than resting a sketchbook sneakily on his lap whilst on the tube, allowing him to capture the fleeting moments and personalities that unknowingly pass by. These characters are unaware that they are the focus of Cahill's interest and have no idea that they are loving taken back to his studio where he elaborates and decorates the everyday moment he observed.

    The decorative pieces show links to Cahills interest in folk and primitive art forms. Cahill uses fleeting mo…

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    Mat Cahill

    Mat Cahill is a British artist known for his drawings, some of which take him up to 400 hours to complete. Mat explores various themes in his work, from masculinity in contemporary society to issues of anonymity and individuality, and the phenomenon of the crowd.

    The artist trained at Loughborough University and Wimbledon College of Art. He founded his own art education consultancy in 2007 before going on to work as a studio assistant for Damien Hirst.

    Mat has exhibited his work in London, Manchester and Hong Kong. Last year, he created an installation at the Victoria & Albert Muse…

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