8 under 40: Artists to watch

The 8 under 40 poll is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. An article on the artist who received the most votes will be published in the Autumn edition of the Irish Arts Review.

New from the Summer 2018 edition. Here we present the work of eight artists under the age of 40 who independently and boldly explore the imaginative possibilities of paint.

David Eager Maher

David Eager Maher FRUIT TREE 2017 oil on panel 50x60cm. Photo Simon Lazewski. Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin

I would like to see more of this artist’s work in the Irish Arts Review.

Bennie Reilly

Bennie Reilly OUTER EXOTIC II 2017 oil on canvas 90x70cm. Photo Davey Moor. Solomon Fine Art, Dublin

I would like to see more of this artist’s work in the Irish Arts Review.

Leah Hewson Seele

Leah Hewson SEELE 2018 acrylic and lacquer on embossed Fabriano paper 100x70cm. Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

I would like to see more of this artist’s work in the Irish Arts Review.

Tom McLean

Tom McLean LOST SPACES oil, acrylic and found material on wood 70x70cm. The Chimera Gallery, Mullingar

I would like to see more of this artist’s work in the Irish Arts Review.

Holly Walsh

Holly Walsh FALLING WATERS 2017 indian ink on linen 120x170cm The Lavit Gallery, Cork

I would like to see more of this artist’s work in the Irish Arts Review.

Stephen Johnston

Stephen Johnston THE LISTENING JAR 2018 oil on canvas 99.6×71.12cm. Gormley’s Fine Art, Belfast

I would like to see more of this artist’s work in the Irish Arts Review.

Damien Flood

Damien Flood DISPLAY MODEL 2017 oil on canvas 70 x60cm. Green On Red Gallery, Dublin

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Aisling Conroy

Aisling Conroy THE WISDOM OF THE HEART V 2018 acrylic and nylon thread on wood 60x60cm. Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin (The Associate Gallery Artist Group)

I would like to see more of this artist’s work in the Irish Arts Review.