Joe Scullion’s work puts us in an uncertain place where architectural features and fade in and out of sight, merging with painterly motifs. As the structures within the paintings appear to loosen they give way to a more hectic and spontaneous application of paint. The real begins to verge on the abstract, resulting in ambiguous scenes that become more reminiscent of psychological places. Logic seems to disappear with the rigid formations, consequently the paintings are structured but chaotic, in transition but still, fact intermingled with fiction.
Joe graduated from NCAD in 2013 with a first class honours BA in Fine Art Painting. He is the recipient of the RDS Taylor Art Award 2013, Block T Purchase Award and Commended in Visual Culture for his thesis. Joe was shortlisted for Talbot Gallery & Studios Most Promising Graduate of the Year Award and for Block T’s Emerging Graduate Award.
Recent group shows include Process Block T, 2013, Origins, Lismore Castle Arts 2013 and RDS Student Art Awards and Travelling Exhibition 2013.