Muted streetscapes in brick reds and dirty concrete greys, walls, windows and the collage effect of posters on street hoardings…
A floor to ceiling plasterboard wall cuts across the gallery like a big, blunt comment on the grand but useless presence of too many of our boom time buildings.
The Royal Hibernian Academy has made some good choices with its lively pick of four new Futures artists.
These recent paintings by Charles Tyrrell are among his best.
In 1999 the Royal Hibernian Academy devised a three year project to highlight the work of emerging artists in Ireland. It was sponsored by a private jet and helicopter charter airline operating out of Dublin Airport. A more pointed example of the way in which the Celtic Tiger buoyed up the arts in this country during the first decade of the shiny new millennium could scarcely be found.