Niall de Buitlier & Willie Doherty

As a 12-year-old he witnessed 13 people being shot on the streets of Derry in 1972; he then watched as media reports denied the event.

Twice nominated for the Turner prize, in 1994 and 2003, Doherty’s icy portraits of terrorism, conflict and paranoia are unexpectedly seductive. (more here)

Interview on Doherty

Doherty: Which is a way of talking about the cinema. Increasingly, the cinema has found a place in my work. Maybe this goes back to the earlier issue of a body of images that existed about Derry that I responded to, there’s also cinematic work that I’ve responded to. The installation, “The Only Good One is a Dead One” refers to something like the road movie, this idea of the road as metaphor, as journey.

Maul: In your “installation” the viewer is suspended between victim and assassin. There’s really no where to go and besides being really beautiful looking, it’s done very inexpensively and low tech. It refers to grand historic painting on one level, and I also see it as a kind of compressed cinema.

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More sculptures here.

Niall de Buitléar was born in 1983 in Dublin. He is the current occupant of the Irish Artists’ Residential Studio at the Red Stables in the St Annes Park, Dublin. Niall has a great blog

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