Niall de Buitléar is an artist based in Dublin working with sculpture, painting, drawing, print-making and other media.
Niall de Buitléar's work involves the ongoing development of an abstract vocabulary through the layering and accumulation of simple forms. The work combines geometric structures and systems with a hand-made aesthetic. Drawing is central to his work which explores how ideas that begin with drawing can flow into other media. This often involves a single drawing being interpreted differently in both two and three-dimensional media. During the COVID 19 restrictions he developed the online artwork Onym which combines text and audio and employs the motif of concentric circles that regularly appears in his more abstract work.
Solo exhibitions include Push and Pull at the RHA, Dublin, 2018 and Beneath That Darkness There Was Another, Pallas Projects, Dublin 2015. Selected group exhibitions include Jealous Wall curated by Séamus McCormack, Luan Gallery, Athlone, 2017, The Black and White Project, Transmitter, New York, 2016 and Out/Tuo, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 2013.
In 2020 he received an award from the Arts Council of Ireland to develop the online artwork Onym (www.onym.ie). He also was awarded the Fingal Arts Residency Award at Graphic Print Studio in 2020. He is a previous winner of the Red Stables Irish Residential Studio Award; the Wexford Arts Centre's Emerging Visual Artist's Award; The Flax Art Studios Graduate Award; and a number of Arts Council Awards.