Maser | Sacred Place
Location: Art on Paper Main Floor
Imagine creating an installation that has a "life after death", a dual purpose. With postage tubes covered in artwork pattern prints as building blocks, Maser will create a 3 dimensional immersive space that can exist both during and after the fair. Everyone is accountable and a collective community is created as the fair's participating galleries utilize these tubes, which are now part of this limited, numbered edtion, to ship artwork purchased at Art on Paper. The "living" installation will have it's own purpose and reason. Then the "death" of it will be another story too.
Maser is an artist originally from Ireland, now living in the USA. As early as 1995 under the moniker ‘Maser’, he began painting graffiti on the streets of Dublin, where he soon earned the respect of other graffiti artists in Ireland and throughout Europe for his unique abstracted style. After studying Visual Communication at Art School in his home city, he went on to establish himself as one of Ireland’s leading visual artist working in the urban environment. His large scale mural work and his collaborations with artists such as musician Damien Dempsey, TED prize winner – JR, ConnorHarrington, and Fintan Magee have won him notoriety not only in the graffiti world, but also have helped establish him in the contemporary art world. Most recently he was invited as one of 11 selected artists to produce a film to accompany the songs on U2’s 13th studio album ‘Songs of Innocence’. In recent years his work has allowed him explore new mediums and produce works not only on walls but now canvas, video and large scale 3D installations.