Image 1 :
A sculpture titled "Hiraeth" a Welsh word, which roughly translates as a homesickness for a place that never was or ever will be. The piece explores ideas about home, identity and using a mirror inside the frame of a house, aims to draw the viewer in to the piece.
Image 2 :
A street art mural that explores transitioning from one state to another.
Image 3 :
A painting titled "Becoming" explores repressed thoughts and ideas deep in the subconscious.
Shane O’Malley is among a leading group of contemporary artists who have emerged from Ireland’s vibrant graffiti subculture, to work in the mediums of paint, murals and art installations. Originally from Navan, Shane now resides in Galway city and has exhibited and painted nationally and internationally.
He is interested in the themes of identity, mental and emotional health, journey and self-hood. He has developed a unique visual language using bold colour and simple geometric shapes to communicate challenging concepts.