Skip to content

Giorgio Griffa

Many of the exhibitions in the Douglas Hyde Gallery’s 2014 programme make reference to minimalism, austerity, and restraint; this is one of them.

Giorgio Griffa’s paintings comprise simple coloured patterns that are sensitively articulated on plain spacious backgrounds; in his use of repetitive gestures on unstretched canvas and linen he conveys a sense of meditative concentration and harmony. When a work is complete, it is carefully folded and stored until it is ready to be displayed again, whereupon it is simply pinned on the wall in a relaxed and elegant manner.

His work is directly linked to the Arte Povera movement in 1960s Italy, which employed everyday or humble materials to make objects that were richly evocative in meaning.

About the Artist
Further Reading
Credits
Current Exhibitions
A collage image of a black person with glasses on the left wearing a button-up shirt looking down at the prism shaped object in their hands. There are beige squiggly lines this person. On the right there is a sculpture and a framed photograph. In the centre there is a tree in the background and a person with blonde hair wearing a grey furry coat.
Alice Rekab
FAMILY LINES PROJECT

FAMILY LINES is a multi-platform project by artist Alice Rekab in collaboration with Éireann and I: A community archive for Black migrants in Ireland, and with contributions from Holly Graham, Salma Ahmad Caller, Larry Achiampong, and Cypher Billboard, London. FAMILY LINES  explores experiences of migration and survival within the family unit, and focuses on Black and […]

David Lunney, Áine McBride & Katie Watchorn
From Here To There

From Here to There brings together artists David Lunney, Katie Watchorn and Áine McBride. Over six weeks, they will work onsite at The Douglas Hyde using the gallery as a studio; a space to think, build, experiment, and make new work. The project began on the 20th September with the artists’ arrival into the gallery, […]

Upcoming Exhibitions

Leslie Hewitt
The Artist's Eye

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Eric N. Mack

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Art & Ideas

Artists present us with new perspectives on the world we live in. Explore the exciting ideas behind our programmes, hear more from the artists we work with and discover new ways of engaging with art.

Art & Ideas into your inbox