Peter Monaghan Linear Colours Blue
Nam An Myung Eye Series
About the Artist
Peter Monaghan (b. 1955) studied at the National College of Art and Design in mid 1970s. He joined Dara O’Lochlainn’s pioneering design firm; his packaging, graphic and industrial design won a number of awards, including several sponsored by the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design, the IDI and the European Design Annual.
In 1983 he set up his own firm, later becoming a partner in Creative Inputs working with such clients as AIB, ESB, and the Office of Public Works. He also designed a number of catalogues for the National Gallery and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
For the last two decades he has painted in his own time, exploring both calligraphic and Op art techniques. In 2000, he gave up design work to concentrate full-time on painting and sculpture.
His work is conceptually rich and in keeping with his central theme of transition and change, he explores the dynamic between 2D and 3D and asks fundamental questions about how colour works.
Peter cites music as a major influence in his work and this is evident in the jazz like rhythms produced.
Ceramic BA Hons, Camberwell College of Arts.
In my work, I like to tell stories using symbols which are universal.
When you look at my work you can tell your own story, and can interpret what you see in your own way and each work int he series is created to evoke a different mood and emotion.
It has always been my goal as an artist to make work that speaks to the viewer on a deeper level.
The essence of my work is the human being and their everyday life and I find ceramic to be the most versatile material and so it is suited to express my ideas.
Working in clay is really deep and has much to interest me.