NXT creatives

Paul Hallahan

Waterford Institute of Technology

When I was six I was told I would eventually die

Paul Hallahan's project When I was six I was told I would eventually die looks at the relationship between viewer and artwork, examining the personal space of both parties and how these spaces can be brought into contact and overlap. The exhibition consists of nine separate works, all on a relatively small scale. Made out of materials including various woods and found objects such as Perspex – and with these materials guiding the imagery and the colour palette – Hallahan composes the artworks to 'scream' rather than 'shout', proposing a subtler alternative to loud, large painting styles common elsewhere.