About the Artist
Born in 1982, Mayo artist David Bog (O Malley) currently lives and works in Galway. David received his Honours degree in Fine art (painting) from GMIT in 2005 and a Higher Diploma in Art Education from LSAD in 2010. David is a founding member of the Loft an artist studio space, as well as serving from 2011 – 2013 on the Board of 126, an Artist run Gallery in Galway city.
I would describe my paintings as magic realist, in that they depict a common representation of the world except for a seemingly magical element that is accepted or treated as normal within the world of the painting.
The starting point for my work is usually the sublime beauty of Nature, in particular Ireland’s countryside which acts as a stage for the many abstract concepts and stories that interest me, Then infuse it with an existentialist outlook of humanity as part of a larger environment. That would be the main thrust of it.