Niall de Buitléar makes abstract sculptures, drawings and paintings. The work involves an ongoing development of an abstract vocabulary develop through the layering and accumulation of simple forms into more complex constructions. The work combines geometric structures and systems with a hand-made aesthetic. There is a flow back and forth between the two dimensional and three dimensional as ideas developed in one medium influence the other. While the sculptures aspire to a sense of completeness, what Robert Morris called “create strong gestalt sensations”, more recent paintings have allowed for a more expansive approach.
Niall de Buitléar is a visual artist based in Dublin. There have been four solo exhibitions of his work to date including Out of Order at the Lab in Dublin and Structures at the Wexford Arts Centre. Group exhibitions include Out/Tuo, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Futures10 at the RHA, None Went Mad None Ran Away at the Rubicon Gallery and Bookish at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. He was a previous winner of both the Red Stables Irish Residential Studio Award and the Wexford Arts Centre's Emerging Visual Artist's Award.