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Michael Mulcahy, b.1952

Dogon Series 81988

One of the most distinctive voices of his generation, Michael Mulcahy is an inveterate traveller, creating highly abstracted paintings of the many remote places he has lived through an intense use of abstract form and sizzling colour.
Mulcahy’s vision of the artist is as the Shaman or healer who suffers for, and guides society to a better state.
Other works by Michael Mulcahy in the IMMA Collection include paintings from his ‘Dogon’ and ‘Ganga’ series.

MediumAcrylic oil and gold leaf on canvas
Dimensions198 x 229 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Maire and Maurice Foley, 2000
Item NumberIMMA.898 FD
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Michael Mulcahy, Dogon Series 8, 1988, Acrylic oil and gold leaf on canvas, 198 x 229 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Maire and Maurice Foley, 2000

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About the Artist

Michael Mulcahy b.1952

Irish painter Michael Mulcahy (born 1952) attended the Crawford Municipal School of Art, Cork, and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He is now one of the artists most prominently associated with Neo-expressionist painting in Ireland. Mulcahy has travelled extensively, particularly in North and West Africa where he lived with local communities. His semi-abstract paintings make reference to those groups, such as the Dogon in Mali, with which he has engaged. Mulcahy represented Ireland at the Sidney Biennale in 1984. He is an elected member of Aosdána. — View Artist »