Born in 1979, Lorcan Vallely is the son of renowned artist JB Vallely. Having a passion for painting from a young age Lorcan studied at the Belfast College of Art and Fine Art and at Bath School of Art & Design, followed by a move to London to complete a post-graduate diploma at Chelsea College of Art in 2004. He then moved back to Belfast and began work at the Print Workshop where he further developed his printing techniques. . Although he now mainly works in charcoal, he does incorporate and mix in paint and print medias. In doing this he builds up depth and texture in the painting. Frequently revisiting his past, his subject matter is primarily focused on music, sports and community events. However, the mixed palette of greys, blacks and a splash of colour allows the imagery to have a distinctive urban and contemporary quality.
“I make figurative art – realist but expressive without being gestural – with a contemporary approach to media, combining both drawing and painting on the one canvas through the use of charcoal, charcoal powder and oil. The subject matter is inspired by memory, avoiding nostalgia, and includes imagery of everyday life, and the culture and traditions of Ireland particularly the North – often in an urban setting. The works in this exhibition are centred around ideas about family life, music and sport. “ Lorcan Vallely
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