16th September 2017 – 12th January 2018
What’s with the Apocalypse? looks back over 40 years of practice. It shows the
importance of drawing, nature and the surrounding landscape on the development
of Mosse’s work, and also reveals the importance of materials and the physical
intelligence of his making; a responsive and instinctual process of finding and
re-purposing raw materials from the detritus of the everyday world that surrounds
him. Throughout Mosse’s work themes of complexity; chaos and order; and
surface and interior recur, as materials are layered, pierced, torn, peeled – and
occasionally even shot.
What’s with the Apocalypse? traces the trajectory of Mosse’s journey as an artist
over four decades, from initial responses to the external influences of nature, to the
development of a darker and more complex internal vision, explored through his
extraordinary approach to materials.
Paul Mosse was born in 1946 in Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny. He was elected to
Aosdana in 2007 and his works are included in many private and public collections,
including Allied Irish Bank, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Trinity College Dublin,
Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, the National Self-Portrait Collection and the
Office of Public Works.