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Through painting, sculpture and photography, Fergus Martin creates geometric forms that give shape to his preoccupation with space, colour, tension and materials, reflecting the world around him. Demonstrating the breath of Martin’s practice, this gallery-based discussion with curator Johanne Mullan, Collections, IMMA, explores a range of media from various stages of Martin’s career, focusing on several works featured in the exhibition IMMA Collection: Fergus Martin, Then and Now.


About the Artist

Fergus Martin b.1955

Irish artist Fergus Martin attended the Dun Laoghaire School of Art from 1972 to 1976. He then lived in Italy between 1979 and 1988. Encompassing paint, sculpture and photography, Martin’s visual art practice considers ideas of space, form, material and the surrounding environment. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is represented in significant public and private collections, including Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; the Arts Council of Ireland and the Office of Public Works. Martin is an elected member of Aosdána.
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The Then and Now series is a curatorial approach to exploring works in the IMMA Collection where artists are invited to place their early work among their current practice.