Anthony Lyttle

Reception Thursday 5th February, 6-8 PM

Exhibition continues until Saturday 28th February, 2015



Anthony Lyttle’s drawings are made through a systematic process of mark making, mostly dots, dashes, and lines, running through horizontal and vertical directions, as in the warp and weft in weaving.

With each layer partly obliterating and revealing part of the layer before, the result is a mêlée, or wall of drawn marks that acts as a field of energy of repeated actions. The size of the drawings is human in scale, with the viewer encountering the space of the drawing.

The marks are made in a certain routine, and strive for unity and fullness, but have the appearance of in between-ness and of emerging into a different state. In the piece ‘Illumination,’ small particles of colour act as signals, or gateways, into another space.

Lyttle studied Painting at the National College of Art and Design Dublin and at The Byam Shaw, Central St Martins, London. With a background in printmaking, his work explores the varying approaches to the media of drawing, painting and print. 

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘The White Mark’ at the Cross Gallery, Dublin in 2011 and  ‘Accumulation’ at Visual, Carlow as the 059 artist selected by the Carlow Arts Festival Eigse 2012. Group shows include The RHA Annual Exhibition 2014, ‘Repetition’ 2013, and ‘Through the Back Door’ Kunstraum, Lichtenstein 2010.

Anthony is currently living in the Backstairs Mountains, Co Carlow and is a lecturer at IT Carlow, Wexford Campus School of Art and Design.