Gavin Porter

Gavin Porter

Boyle, Co Roscommon, Ireland

About Gavin Porter

Gavin Porter is a Belfast born Artist living in County Roscommon, Ireland. His artistic output consists of drawing, etching, sound installation and assemblage, with etching being his main medium of choice.
Artist Statement
By applying simple linear, often repetitive drawing techniques in an indeterminate way, my current work endeavours to reveal patterns and form amongst the seemingly unpredictable and chaotic. Each work on paper is executed with intricate detail and employs optical techniques referenced from historical engraving.
The resulting images are poised between the sublime and the absurd, incorporating elements of the real and the imagined.
Central to these observations lies a fascination with science and the mechanics of nature, , entropy, erosion and evolution.
‘’ Forms depicted by Gavin Porter have a clear recurrent structure, but they seem to have no start and no end. They are in a continuous but unpredictable process of development, as if they were never to complete their forming. We can observe the same process in our everyday lives, filled with repetitive tasks performed as part of our daily routines and with efforts of which results can rarely be clearly predicted, our existence is built of patterns but is still full of uncertainty.”
Marta Slawinska, Curator In Isolation at Broadstone Studios, Dublin

Education

First Class Honours Degree, Fine Art, Sligo IT,2013

Exhibitions

Solo shows
2019 Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick
2018 Burnavon Gallery, Cookstown
2017, Preasans, Custom house Gallery, Westport
2016, Journey of a Fruitfly, Leitrim Sculpture Centre
2015, New Work, Gallery No 6, Sligo
2015- Forever Returns- Custom House Gallery, Westport
2014, All Gates Open, Harrigton Studios, Boyle

Group shows
2015 Custom House winter show
2015- RVAF members show, Boyle
2014- North West Open- Leitrim Sculpture Centre, (Winner First Prize)
2014- Now-Here- Roscommon Visual Artists Forum Exhibition, Boyle
2013 - In Isolation, Three Emerging Artists ,Broadstone Studios Dublin
2013 – Winter Open Show Rua Red Dublin
2013 - Roscommon Anthology Roscommon County Library
2013- Hunters Moon Festival, group show, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
2013- Boyle Arts Festival Open Show
2013- Gathering Momentum, Sligo IT Graduate Show, The Dock, Carrick-on- Shannon
2012- Open Season, The Dock, Carrick-on Shannon, (1st prize, best print in show)
2012- Hunters Moon Festival, group show, The Dock, Carrick-on- Shannon
2012 -Degree Show, Sligo IT
2012 -Boyle Arts Festival Open Show