Michael Boran is a lens-based artist, working primarily with still photographic images while also making short film and slide shows. His work tracks the fleeting traces of interactions between time, place and activity. Tracing and mapping different movements and directions across the surface, they open up a bird’s eye view of underlying patterns and shifting co-ordinates. Often using aerial viewpoints from a height, at which the camera seems to be about to float away from the world, Boran’s photographs offer the viewer unfamiliar visions of the familiar. Notions of scale and transference between micro and macro-cosmos are explored in a manner of map making.
Born in 1964, Michael Boran lives and works in Dublin. He graduated with a BA Fine Art from NCAD in 1988 and exhibits regularly both nationally and internationally. Selected solo exhibitions include “Voyager”, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, 2008, “The Sun Propeller”, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin (2005) and the group exhibitions “European Photographic Identities”, Parc des Ateliers, as part of Les Rencontres d Arles, France, (2008) Arco 08, ,Madrid , Spain, “The Bank”, commissioned by Central Bank of Ireland Art Projects, Gallery of Photography, Dublin (2006). His work is in a number of private and public collections in Ireland, UK and Spain. Michael Boran is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin and is a Founder Member of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.