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Atomica Gallery presents Ruben Ireland ‘Hyperdusk’

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25th JUNE – 11th JULY 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY 25th JUNE 6-9PM
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Atomica Gallery is proud to present Hyperdusk, the debut international solo exhibition from British digital mixed media artist Ruben Ireland. Hyperdusk will be the first time Ireland has presented original artwork for sale, with each of the brand new large digital works on display sold as a single one-off print.

Ireland’s instantly recognisable work frequently depicts isolated figures in minimalistic environments. Exuding a haunting and dreamlike quality, his subjects appear to be of alternate times and other-worlds. Portraits rendered in monochromatic pigments stand in stunning contrast to bare backgrounds; Ireland’s work speaks through its simplicity, creating impact through minimalistic compositions created with a few, selectively-chosen details.

Ireland is fascinated by mysticism and for this exhibition he explores an imagined limbo-like space called Hyperdusk; a place in between light and dark where characters are suspended eternally in an poignant moment, their end goal just out of reach. Ireland explains:

“My work is often about the moments leading up to an important personal event – battles, confrontations, decisions, movements, healings – and what is found in those moments – strength, insecurity, heroism, cowardice, discipline, peace, fear, anger. Each piece explores its own emotion and set of possible outcomes.”

Fusing traditional techniques with digital processing, Ireland uses ink, acrylic paint and a digital tablet to create his work, as well as experimenting with unusual elements to add texture and tone. Hyperdusk will consist of eight large original digital mixed media one-off prints on paper.

Already established as a highly successful commercial illustrator and having recently completed a full time artist residency at Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco, where he was also a featured curator, Atomica Gallery is delighted to showcase Ireland’s work in London for his highly anticipated debut solo exhibition.

RUBEN IRELAND ‘HYPERDUSK’
ATOMICA GALLERY
7 Greens Court, W1F 0HQ London, United Kingdom
25th JUNE – 11th JULY 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY 25th JUNE 6-9PM
JOIN ON FACEBOOK OR RSVP TO RSVP@ATOMICAGALLERY.COM