‘Gate’ is part of a series of photographic works by Paul Seawright portraying symbols of boundary and barrier in urban Northern Ireland. The gates both protect and exclude, beyond there is unknown territory, both spatially and symbolically. The shape of the rusted gate also mirrors a powerful symbol of unionism, The Union Jack.
|C-type photograph on aluminium
|160 x 160 cm
|IMMA Collection: Purchase, 1997
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Northern Irish artist Paul Seawright attended the University of Ulster and Surrey College of Art and Design. In his photographic work Seawright portrays societies experiencing political conflict. From Afghanistan to his native Belfast, the thoughtful and disquieting images probe beyond stereotypical depictions of war. Seawright was awarded the IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award in 1997. His work has been exhibited widely throughout Europe and the US, including a solo exhibition at IMMA in 2003.View Artist