About

Anthony
Lyttle

“The hypnotic overlapping of lines, drawn, carved, re-drawn and re-carved offer a hatching effect as seen in ‘Shift and Shift 1’ is reminiscent of dry-stone walls, associated with the west of Ireland and of upland regions, built up and layered over time. These inscriptions allow the hands movement to interweave a complex topography across the picture plane, often eradicating the individual line itself, creating dark spaces of ‘otherness’.”

*An essay on the 9 Stones Artists by Pauline O’Connell.

Essay for the ‘The Possibilities of Place’ – an exhibition by 9 Stones Artists at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, 02 July – 16 October 2016 Carlow, Ireland Myopic and hyperopic life worlds The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes

About Anthony

Anthony Lyttle was born in Kenya, and lived in Ethiopia moving to Ireland as a teenager. He studied Painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and completed a Masters at the Byam Shaw,
Central St Martins, London.
Anthony is visual artist living in County Carlow, he is a lecturer at the Wexford Campus School of Art and Design, SETU. His studio practice revolves around drawing, principally mark making and incorporates a
variety of mediums, from markers to printmaking techniques collage and painting.
A re-occurring theme is exploring secondary and in-between images, and transitional states, states of
emerging and collapsing, as witnessed in the cyclical patterns of nature.

The second abstract translation is

‘Shift and Shift 2’ rendered in red on white and is more reminiscent of abstracted lace patterns or a snail’s residual trail left behind after traversing a skylight pane. They speak of slow time, at-oneness, delicacy, patience and perseverance and offer a new way of looking via abstraction at the residual traces we see in nature.’

*An essay on the 9 Stones Artists by Pauline O’Connell.

Essay for the ‘The Possibilities of Place’ – an exhibition by 9 Stones Artists at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, 02 July – 16 October 2016 Carlow, Ireland Myopic and hyperopic life worlds The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes

Recent exhibitions and projects include

2021; Microcosms; Une exposition collective entre bijou contemporain et arts plastiques, Chinon, France. Here / THERE ; An international cultural exchange between Ireland and Germany with joint group exhibitions of visual artists in Wexford, Berlin, Wuppertal, and the Rhineland, curated  by Anya von Gosseln and Jurgen Grölle.

  1. Meander; Anthony Lyttle and Des Kenny Graphic Studio Gallery Dublin.
  2. 2019; Nine Stones Book Project; artist handmade books and woodblock prints by the 9 stones artists and Ciara Healy, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow. Liminal States; A project involving residents of the Tramore Direct provision centre coordinated and led by artist Alanna O’Kelly. Printworks; invited artist Droichead Arts Centre, curated by Dorothy Smith,
  3. 2018; Par les Traits; Anthony Lyttle with Madlen Herrström, Exuo Gallery Tours, France.

Solo exhibitions include

2015; Thicket Cross Gallery, Francis Street Dublin. 

 

2011; The White Mark Cross Gallery, Francis Street Dublin.

 

2012; Accumulation Visual Centre for Contemporary Art Carlow;

 

2007; Horizons Norman Gallery, Rathnure, Co Wexford

Anthony Lyttle