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Brian Duggan’s work tests the physical limitations of the immediate environment that the artist finds around him. Stress and pressure, are a continuous reference. Duggan is interested in forces and pressures we cannot always see but ones that change and challenge our understanding of the immediate moment.
His work also looks to ideas of control, and questions where we stand, how we are tied and what binds us. Within this equation the artist finds himself re-examining his own role, and unpicking the role or function of the artist and the artwork itself. Duggan’s practice usually begins with tightly planned scenarios, which then come under pressure, and can, at times, begin to break down.

MediumVideo
Duration1min.39 sec.
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2006
EditionEdition of 3
Item NumberIMMA.1954
Not on view
Copyright Digital still image courtesy the artist and IMMA.
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: info@imma.ie.
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Brian Duggan, Door, 2005, Video, Duration: 1min.39 sec., Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2006

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: info@imma.ie.

About the Artist

Brian Duggan b.1971

Irish artist Brian Duggan investigates the physical limitations of the immediate environment on the individual. Stress and pressure, ideas of control and where we stand, how we are tied and what binds us, are continuous references within his artistic practice. Duggan has exhibited in Ireland and Europe since 2000. He participated in IMMA’s Artists’ Residency Programme in 2011. His work was shown as part of Dublin Contemporary the same year. Duggan had a solo exhibition at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in 2012. — View Artist »