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 a Fire Station Artist Residential Studio (2020) The RHA Hennessy Craig Award for painting (2019); Arts Council of Ireland Next Generation Award (2019); The Golden Fleece Main Award for Visual Art (2019) and Wicklow Artist Support Grant (2019); Marcel Vidal features in 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, published by Thames & Hudson, Authored by Kurt Beers (2019) UK

Select exhibitions include: Zurich Portrait Prize Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2020) IRE; The Hennessy Craig Award Exhibition RHA (2019) IRE; The Zurich Portrait Prize at National Gallery of Ireland (2019); 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) IRE.