Marcel Vidal makes paintings and sculptures. He works intuitively with a variety of materials, constructing distinctive sculptures, that often stage and frame his paintings. His approach to sculpture and its assembled chaos and combative insistence is strongly contrasted by his paintings made in oil and watercolor. Vidal's paintings are restrained, often withholding information, through rigorous cropping in an attempt to frustrate interpretation. He graduated from NCAD in 2009.
Marcel Vidal (b. 1986, Dublin, Ireland) is a recipient of The Hennessy Craig Award RHA (2019); Arts Council of Ireland Next Generation Award (2019); The Golden Fleece Main Award for Visual Art (2019); Wicklow Artist Support Grant (2019) and a Fire Station Artist Residential Studio (2020). Marcel Vidal features in 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, published by Thames & Hudson, Authored by Kurt Beers (2019) UK and Irish Arts Review words by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith Winter Edition (2019) Select Exhibitions include; The Zurich Portrait Prize at National Gallery of Ireland (2019); The Hennessy Craig Award Exhibition RHA (2019) IRE; SILVERFISH The Dock Leitrim (2018) IRE; WHITE NOISE, FUTURES, RHA (2018) IRE; Syntonic State, Tulca, Curated by Linda Shevlin (2018) IRE; Island Life, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery (2018); STREAM Limerick Curated by Paul McGrane and Mark O’Gorman (2018) and Summer Group show Kerlin Gallery (2017) IRE. Awards include; Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary (2018); Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Bursary (2018) IRE and the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award (2012) IRE.