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Patrick Hogan’s partly autobiographical photographs present an intimate view of his everyday encounters and surroundings in a remote area of County Tipperary where he has lived for the past two years. His compelling portraits, dense still lives, brooding interiors and pensive landscapes convey a sense of uncertain anticipation and quiet foreboding. Though modest and focused in geographical scope, Hogan’s powerful images explore expansive existential themes of love, fragility, decay and loss.
In making this work, Hogan lets go of any traditional notions of photographic documentation and narrative. Working instead with an intuitive openness and sensitivity to the world around him, his work unfolds in direct response to his ongoing encounters with the people and the landscapes of his locality. Rather than attempting to offer some notion of ‘truth’ or ‘reality’ about a particular place or person, Hogan uses the camera as a tool to explore the uncertainties and ambivalence of photographic representation. At the heart of the work is a questioning of whether it is possible to develop a meaningful visual understanding of his intimate and immediate world.
About the Artist
Patrick Hogan is an Irish Artist. He is the winner of the Gallery of Photography Artist Award 2012. He was nominated for the prestigious Prix Pictet Photography Prize 2012. He was short-listed for: ‘Hey Hot Shot’ International photography competition 2012: Aesthetica Magazine Creative Works Competition 2012 and the 3rd Ward Gallery Winter Solo Show Award 2011. Hogan has taken part in two international artist residencies in Iceland. His work has been published in a number of International photo magazines and publications including Burn Magazine, Prism Magazine, The Shot and most recently with the London based photographic collective Uncertain States. He will be exhibiting in Ireland and abroad during the coming year.