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Arts Listing: Paul Woods

Contact: Paul Woods

Address:   Monasterevin,  Kildare


Often on a large scale, Paul's artworks combine painting and photographic techniques to produce multi-layered images.

Paul Woods is an Irish artist who graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design with a BA Honours Degree in fine art painting. He has exhibited in Ireland, America and Poland.

His artwork up to date is a visual compendium and evaluation of the tragedy of life lost in warfare, hee paints about personal, collective and universal histories. His work is about the past and memory, and war -or, to use Wilfred Owen's phrase, "the pity of war" -a theme to which he continually returns.

Often on a large scale, Paul's artworks combine painting and photographic techniques to produce multi-layered images. Through his work Paul intends to stimulate a dialogue on the role of art in the process of familiarizing and contextualizing history and its cyclical nature.

Paul has travelled and researched extensively on the subject matter of war and conflict, from battlefields in Europe, Asia and North America, Auschwitz in Poland to the Kwai River in Thailand.

Recent Work:

LUAN Gallery, Athlone, April - June, solo show on the theme on the 1916 Rising
Kildare County Coucil Public Art Trail, April - Dec
The Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, solo show, paintings and multimedia

Leixlip Library Gallery, Kildare, Gallipoli and the Great War, April-May, solo show
Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, Fields of War, Feb- April, solo show
Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth, Artist Notebook Project, Feb-March, group show

Fort Dunree - Artlink Donegal, No Jury, No Prize, Nov - Dec, group show
Farmleigh - Motorhouse, Dublin, Oct - Nov, The Iron Harvest - Contemporary Approaches to Painting WW1, solo show
Athy Heritage Centre, Sept - Oct, Visual Encounters with the Great War, solo show

KRF: 1 2013 Artist Notebook Project (group), April 2014, NUI Maynooth,
KRF: 1 2013 Artist Notebook Project (group), October 2013, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

International Exhibition Centre in Boleslawiec, Poland, Dec 2010 - Jan 2011 - "Stories about History", solo show, by invitation

Galeria Legnica, Legnica, Poland, Nov - Dec, "Stories about History", solo show, by invitation
Galeria BWA, Jelenia Gora, Poland, Sept - Oct - "Stories about History", solo show, by invitation
Art at the Ivy House, Dublin, May - July - "Perspective" group show, curated by Claire Halpin
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, May - June - "Military Zones", two artists show, curated by Una Collins
IMOCA, Moxie Studios - Dublin, April - "Blasphemous", group show, curated by Bear K Koss
Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Co. Offaly, Feb - March - "The Fallen", solo show

The Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Oct - Nov - "Visions of War", solo show Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin, June - July - "Exploring Irish and Polish connections through Art" - group show
The Phoenix Gallery, The Grand Opera House, Belfast, May - June - "The Fallen", solo show

The Basement Gallery, Dundalk, March - April - "Art of War", solo show

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