This sessions invited guest is Maser.
Maser truly embodies the centric spirit of contemporary visual art in Ireland today. Having created artwork since 1995, over the last 25 years, Maser has earned much respect professionally and has generated a large and dedicated following in Ireland and abroad – through his seamlessly imaginative and unique graphic style.
Having become internationally recognised for his expansive repertoire of contemporary visual art, Maser’s artistic practice includes works on canvas, sculptures, prints, immersive installations, interactive exhibitions and exquisite large-scale murals. His unique, artistic style draws upon numerous influences including optical art and mid-century art and is regularly complimented with bold colours, pattern and text. Maser is ambitious and is unafraid to experiment with any artistic format.
Maser boasts an impressive list of exhibitions in high-end art galleries and has been commissioned to create original artwork by many prestigious arts organisations including, Art On Paper (USA), Lazarides(UK), the National Gallery of Ireland(IE), the National Library of Ireland(IE), Tandem Press(USA) and Graphic Print Studio(IE). He also collaborated with the president Michael D Higgins on a series of bespoke limited edition prints in 2018.
Since the outset, Maser has continuously progressed his artistic style and practice, which is now firmly rooted in the gallery space, and moreover, in the realm of contemporary Irish Art. Having credited his origins in street art for the initial evolution of his personal style, his artistic practice today comprises of his unique typographic style combined with photorealistic elements, which convey an uplifting and socially conscious message to the viewer. The content of his work offers the viewer an opportunity to become fully immersed in an almost hypnotic state, through his use of contrasting colours and the use of repetitive patterns. With the underlying ideals that ‘We are all in this together’ woven throughout his work, Maser’s art unifies him with the viewer by conveying the love he has for his environment and the people that live in there.
Our Thriving Tribe aims to expand upon the current discourse on entrepreneurship within the arts in Ireland. A process of enquiry into the context of artistic practice by researching entrepreneurship from the perspective of arts professionals in order to generate new knowledge within this field.