(b. 1978) in Sligo, lives and works in Carlow, Ireland
“True, there are paintings on the wall, and several sculptural pieces distributed throughout the space, but when you look more carefully at any of them you’re likely to become less sure about what you’re looking at. What does becomes clear is that McSweeney loves the flicker between certainty and uncertainty.He likes making things that invite recognition and then cancel the invitation at the last minute. His work is not exactly a rejection of what has gone before, of artistic or aesthetic conventions, but a bid to figure out how one can make something with the remains, the residue of what has gone before.”
– Aidan Dunne. The Irish Times (2010). Extract from the review of Portmanteau (2010).
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