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Martin Firrell (Paperback)


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By Barbara Ulbrist (Editor), Joe Moran (Foreword by)
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Curator Barbara Ulbrist surveys the art of Martin Firrell focusing on the years 2018-2020. During this time the artist displayed 40 different artworks on billboards across the UK bringing his particular variety of 'art as debate' to the majority of the country's towns and cities.

Lavishly illustrated in colour, this volume explores the questions, what do these artworks convey en masse? What sense of the conscience of our times do they portray? And what do they say about the artist at this point in his development?

'The attempt to answer these questions is perhaps one of the most interesting and valuable parts of the curatorial process.

'The expressive power of Firrell's works lies undoubtedly in the elucidatory force of his direct and spare language. His works are plain speaking, Germanic almost.

'They deal in the imagination of protest. They are powered by a subterranean indignation at the unfairness of the world but that indignation is transmuted into wit, telling observation, and an apparent and touching concern for the world.'

Barbara Ulbrist Curator, Basel Switzerland

Product Details
ISBN: 9781912622269
ISBN-10: 1912622262
Publisher: Zurich Books
Publication Date: April 4th, 2020
Pages: 258
Language: English