Patrick Molloy: Artist, Designer & Educator

In pursuit of my interest in the optical effects of rendered textures, tones and colours, I document samples of industrial intervention in the city and suburban landscape; in particular the intervention on roads and pavements of utilitarian mark-making; industrial graffiti. I have chosen the square format canvas and oils by which to abstract and explore the proportioned areas and layers of perceived depth underlying such graphic interventions. I pursue this through the patient build-up of layered glazes, using varied brush strokes, stippling, daubing and fine splattering on unmasked areas, then  re-masking and un-masking, continuing the process until a point of completion is perceived.