Stephen Dunne’s practice operates across the registers of painting, drawing, moving image and the investigation of speculative and theoretical fictions. The process of making, where each thing leads to the next through an experimental and intuitive approach is at the core of this work. The work is realised as painting installations, books, printed matter, works on paper, animations, and as collective artworks (made collaboratively with others). Critical to this processes is an interest in drawing on aspects of the subconscious, to enable freer, less conscious or less self-reflexive aspects to come through in the final work.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, Stephen has exhibited internationally on a regular basis. Selected exhibitions include: Worms In Your Head, A Journey, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon Co. Clare, May 2019; Shackled To Belligerent Ghosts, Triskel Arts Center, Cork, April 2019; Uchronia, Not As It Was, But As It Might Have Been, Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, February 2019; Wilder Beings Command, Irish Museum of Modern Art, July 2017; As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, Irish Museum of Modern Art, April - August 2017.