Art FocusJD Malat Presents Ian Cumberland’s ‘Presence in Absence’

JD Malat Gallery is pleased to announce Presence in Absence, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Ian Cumberland, from 7th September to 5th October 2020. Born in Banbridge in 1983, Cumberland is best known for his hyperrealist portraits of isolated subjects in detailed interiors, exploring themes of mass media culture, surveillance and the notion of the human ‘self’ (image top of page: Ian Cumberland, Panopticon, 2019/20 Oil on linen, 100 x 180 cm).  Presence in...

Life & CultureDesign Guru Sir Terence Conran Dies at 88

Terence Conran, designer, businessman, philanthropist, and founder of the Design Museum, died on Saturday 12th September at the age of 88. Through a series of parallel careers, Sir Terence Conran had a greater impact than any other designer of his generation, revolutionising everyday life in contemporary Britain. Born in 1931, Terence Conran studied textile design at London’s Central School of Art. Leaving studies in 1948 to seek full time employment, he set up a workshop...
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