Sat 10th February - Fri 16th February
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake Lake Hill Hill Lake 9318 is the latest exhibition by Mateusz Lubecki, who a 2017/18 recipient of the Bullock Lane Studio Opportunity by Cavan County Council supported by the Arts Council at Townhall Cavan.
Mateusz Lubecki is a visual artist based in Mullagh, Co. Cavan. Born in Poland, he moved to Ireland eight years ago, making the island his home. He studied Art in IADT Dun Laoghaire, and after graduating in 2016 he has been awarded a part in the Peer Residency in the RHA, Dublin and is currently finishing the Bullock Lane Residency at Townhall Cavan Arts Space.
For his exhibition, Lake Lake Hill Hill Lake 9318 Mateusz has invited local writers to contribute their own personal memories. These are paired with paintings on show, becoming kind of accidental descriptions of what is happening in the images, linking the two memories of the two strangers from different countries.
His work is predominantly concerned with the idea of personal memory. This theme has been developing for the past three years, and has changed from painting representations of memories as depopulated maquettes, through faceless figures to what is the present stage – paintings highly influenced by photography. People appear in the work more often than not now, and even though the painting is an ongoing work in progress, the pieces seem to share some common characteristics, most notably the colour palette. There’s no set ‘style’ throughout the paintings and experimentation can be seen in each. The subject of memory is always present. The paintings of family photographs seem to remind of one’s own photo albums with their awkward poses, unfortunate cropping and forced smiles.
The exhibition opening hours are Saturday, 10 February until 16 February, from 11am to 4pm. It is closed on Sunday 11 February.