David Dunne with Refuge ‘power and debility’ 2017

 

Influenced by his travels, David Dunne’s work has been a deep and profound study on honouring sites of rupture, writes Mike Fitzpatrick

David Dunne’s work is intense, emotive and engaging. His artistic vision has been influenced by his travels, which have empowered him to engage with issues of fracture, displacement and disruption. Over a sustained period, his work represents a deeply personal commitment to bearing witness to events that breach our concept of humanity.

Over the past twenty years, his work has been a deep and profound study on honouring sites of rupture – sites that have marked man’s lack of humanity to man, such as Auschwitz, Lidice and Kosovo. His recent works display a visceral concern for refuge, vulnerability and containment within the context of migration.

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