This artwork draws inspiration from the story of Yasaman Aryani. After removing their hijabs, Yasaman and her mother handed out flowers to Iranian women on a train on International Women’s Day in March 2019. Yasaman was sentenced to 16 years in prison for this act. She is currently imprisoned in Tehran’s Evin Prison, Iran.
The flower represents purity and freedom, a meaningful gesture of light against darkness. The black background symbolises power and strength. With this artwork, we aim to highlight the importance of freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly, non-discrimination and defending human rights.
This mural, commissioned by @amnestyireland as part of their Brave Walls Campaign, presents a visual landmark of support for Women Human Rights Defenders everywhere. (link in bio) #brave
It is very important that the youth understand their capabilities and potential. And their responsibility, to themselves, to give whatever it is they’re doing one hundred. No matter who you are or where you are from. “kickin off doors better give it some welly” - @skeptagram
This piece was produced as part of a wider series of artworks titled “Mental Health”. The aim being to spark consideration and conversation regarding the relationship each person has with themselves. And the necessity to work at and maintain its progress and development. #dublin Swipe right.
With this artwork we aim to highlight the systematised rerouting of profits from the domestic economy to international megabanks through vulture funds. Compliance from the judicial system and comprehensive government cooperation permits an international bank to have its tentacles in entire local communities without consent. The narrative surrounding austerity and Irish personal finances focuses on individual economic distress such as payment defaults and the rising homeless problem. While individual strife must be attended to swiftly and comprehensively, the cycle of debt sales and economic manipulation will continue as long as the Irish government acts as a willing accomplice.
There is a tendency to blame the often falsely labeled 'negligent debtor' for their hardship. There is a strong economic history that shows personal financial distress events as simply part of the prearranged procedure of vulture funds. Without robust regulations, an individual home owner does not stand a chance against unfettered international banks, for there are no ethics in business. www.vulturesireland.ie for further information.
As part of ’Climate’ we created a series of limited edition prints looking at materials on a microscopic level and presenting them as clearly as possible. Showing everyday plastic material and their microplastic anatomy. The prints are available on our website, at the @rhagallery and for a limited time at @framedublin. DM/email us with any enquires.
Editions of 10. Printed on Oyster Satin 271 gsm. Available framed on Hand-made oak with non-reflective glass.
Thanks to everyone who made it to the opening last week. Our Micro vs Macro installation will be running for the next couple of months at the @rhagallery. A limited series of photographic prints are also available online or at the front of house. #Climate
The link between the ocean and human waste are intrinsic in the inspiration for this piece. The concept explores plastic on a microscopic level, magnifying these tiny particles and enlarging their scale. The intention is to reveal an unsettling reality; this invisible plastic has infiltrated our environment down to the nanosphere. This combined with the imagery inspired by the beauty and vibrancy of marine life reinforces the stark contrast between the visible and the reality.
We have developed and designed three macro scale murals to confront the ugly truth that modern life is choking the earth, whether we can see it or not.
One of these artworks will be produced in Denver, Colorado at @thecrushwalls. Another showcased in the @rhagallery . And the final piece on a prominent building in Temple Bar. Together these works will form a wider project titled “Climate”. - Crush Walls - 10th September RHA Exhibition - 20th September Temple Bar - 31st October - Human pollution threatens our planet and the climate on a massive scale with plastic as one of the world’s most pervasive pollutants. Microplastics are seeping into the fabric of our world. We hope this macro expression of the micro will give pause for thought. For more information visit our website, link in bio.
We were approached by Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) at the start of 2019. This group of Irish citizens have entered legal proceedings with the Irish Government based upon their claim that they are knowingly contributing to dangerous levels of climate change.
In February of this year we painted a piece inspired by climate change in an attempt to raise awareness regarding the actions of FIE. Shortly afterwards we painted a piece inspired by the life and work of David Attenborough, as a nod to his fight against the desecration of our planet and its wildlife.
Dublin City Council have requested this piece be removed. Check the link in our bio. We intend to use the disagreement to draw as much attention as possible to the legal proceedings and hopefully generate support for FIE.
These projects were the catalyst for what we announce tomorrow. #Attenbruh