Created over two years while living in a remote part of Ireland, Still presents Hogan’s attempts to integrate his experience of the world around him with his photographic expression. These images provide a record of his encounter with people, relationships, objects, food, beauty, nature, death and decay. His picture installations are characterised by a strong visceral mix of playfulness and unease, allowing space to meditate on the process and effort of living. What one finds in this work is not simply a story about the author’s life, but evidence of a deeper and ongoing engagement with broader questions. What is the fundamental nature of living? What are the limits of ‘still’ photography as a form of sensory expression?
Patrick Hogan is an Irish artist. In 2013, he was nominated for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2013 for his exhibition Still at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin. He was the winner of the Gallery of Photography Artist Award 2012 and was nominated for The Prix Pictet Photography Prize 2012. Hogan has been selected to represent Ireland as an exhibiting artist for Ireland’s EU presidency at the Justus Lipsius Building in Brussels. He published his first monograph Still in 2012. In 2009, he took part in two residencies in Iceland.
His work has been published extensively and he has exhibited nationally and internationally.[Bio as of 2013]