Alan Butler received his MFA from LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore (2009). His work often conceptually reflects and refracts the inner-workings of the internet, the implications of new media technology, and the politics of appropriation.
Butler’s work is such that you are made to question your grasp of the world around you, itself in the grip of systems of knowledge and coding that is never far away from the override or delete button. He is an artist concerned at the most fundamental level with the art of mimesis and representation holding a poignant mirror up to humanity and its hurtle forward powerfully captured in “ON EXACTITUDE IN SCIENCE”, in which the artist has produced a shot-for-shot remake of the 1983 motion picture ‘KOYAANISQATSI’, commissioned by the Irish Museum of Modern Art for its forthcoming curated exhibition Above and Below, also in April.
Recent activities include solo exhibitions HELIOSYNTH, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (2017); We Were Promised Anarchy, But What We Got Was Chaos, Solstice Art Centre, Ireland (2015); Youth Outreach In N. Korea, Supermarket , Stockholm, Sweden (2015); The Parallax View, Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland (2014); and group exhibitions Scissors Cuts Paper Wraps Stone, CCA (2016) Derry/Londonderry; FUTURES: Anthology 2, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland (2015); Telling Lies, RUA RED, Dublin, Ireland (2015); Please return, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2015), among others.
He lectures in Fine Art Media at the National College of Art and Design.
- Alan Butler
- Sierra.jpg (v1) 2016
- Lightfast Pigment Paint on Archival 100% Cotton Portfolio Rag. Cold mounted to Diabond. 126.5cm(w) x 176cm(h)
© Green on Red Gallery