Eamonn Doyle’s photographs are regularly exhibited internationally, although it is when seen en masse and staged together, that their collective dynamic and sensory drama becomes truly apparent. This is what Michael Hoppen Gallery is undertaking in London, in May 2019.
The exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery is hung over two floors and is a comprehensive and diverse showing of Eamonn Doyle’s work which runs in tandem with his solo exhibition at the RHA, Dublin. The show in London explores Doyle’s various interpretations of his preoccupation with the movement of people, meanwhile, the exhibition in Dublin is set to be the largest of any photographers work ever to be staged in Ireland – and will tour globally thereafter.
Michael Hoppen Gallery showcases a select from the series i and On, which will be shown alongside The State Visit (a body of work comprised of 1,000 images) and his newest series K. New and previously unexhibited images will be displayed amongst the familiar, just as the city and its people perform their day-to-day existence in an ever-changing, ever-repeating rhythms.
Irish music producer and celebrated photographer, Eamonn Doyle, burst into the contemporary photographic world with his recordings of people and the city of Dublin. Three highly acclaimed photobooks i, ON and End, as well as his new body of work, K, have emerged over the last five years with content that has cemented Doyle’s status as the Emerald Isle’s most important photographic artist working today.
Born in Dublin in 1969, Eamonn Doyle graduated with a Diploma in Photography from IADT in 1991. He spent much of the next twenty years producing music and working in the independent music business, founding the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF) alongside the record labels D1 Recordings and Dead Elvis.
When he picked up a camera again in 2008, 20 years after putting it down, his camera became another method to continue working with a kind of music, honing-in on a beat, on the movement of people as they went about their daily business.
“There is a threaded pulse that runs beneath the surface of this street. Sometimes, in one of those quiet, eerie moments of the night when the city briefly stills itself, as if to open out its sighs, you can almost hear it — you can hear it as a kind of low, insistent throbbing, almost a rhythmic sequence.”
- Kevin Barry, from Eamonn Doyle: Made In Dublin, Thames & Hudson, 2019, (Imminent release.)
Michael Hoppen Gallery
3 Jubilee Pl, Chelsea
London SW3 3TD, UK