Colin Crotty’s work creates densely layered, figurative compositions that reference current politics and popular storytelling devices. His paintings often deploy art historical motifs to explore themes of social mimicry and human displacement. Situated within a shifting terrain of interior and exterior spaces; moments of transition overlap familiar experiences with encounters of a more dream-like, ambivalent nature.
Colin Crotty lives and works in Dublin. He studied an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London and a BA Fine Art, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork. Solo exhibitions include RAUM Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany (2019); Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2018); Matthias Erngtes Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (2017); Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork, Ireland (2016).
Group exhibitions include MOVING SPACES, Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork (2020); PERIODICAL REVIEW, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2020); Dearly Beloved, Artworks 2019, VISUAL, Carlow Arts Festival; DROP Beyond Boundaries, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore (2017); PERIPHERIES, Soul-Beating, Co. Wexford (2017); TULCA Festival of Visual Arts (2015).