Brian Hegarty is a visual artist originally from Dublin and has been living Drogheda Co Louth for the past 18 years. He had his first solo exhibition in the Droichead Arts Centre in 2000 as well as solo shows in Louisville Kentucky (2002) , Lapua, Finland (2014 ) and the Ashford Gallery in the R.H.A in (2016) . He has exhibited in numerous group shows and and has works in many private and public collections. Part of Brian’s practice includes music making. He home records collaged , experimental music under various monikers.
Brian also runs ‘thirtythree-45’, a multi platform arts project that works independently, in partnership and in collaboration with other artists, musicians and arts organisations. www.thirtythree-45.com
My practice creates a fragmented reimagining of our interconnection with the contemporary world. We are bombarded daily with a constant mish-mash of information and visual stimuli which we must wade through, decipher and process to reflect our own particular world view. I draw from an archive of collected materials, found objects and printed matter forming collaged, abstracted constructions. My practice relies on improvisation where decisions are made in response rather than through imposition. There is a symbiotic relationship between my experience of music and the visual language of my work. Structures and strategies found in music where the idea of inverting and juxtaposing creates new possibilities has become an underpinning within my work.