Pascal Ungerer

Pascal Ungerer
4 March to 27 March (in Studio at Uillinn), 28 March to 28 June (at home) and 29 June to 28 August (in Studio at Uillinn) 2020
Studio open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays.

Pascal Ungerer is a visual artist originally from West Cork. In 2019 he relocated to Ireland having spent 3 years in London where he completed a fully funded MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University.
In 2020 he was the Cork County Council and Uillinn West Cork Art Centre artists-in-residence at Uillinn. His residency spanned the entire lockdown in West Cork during the Covid 19 Pandemic, something that was quiet prescient in the context of his practice.
His work is primarily concerned with spatial cultures in relation to peripherality, social history and geo-politics with an emphasis on place and the built environment. He has a particular interest in obsolete structures on the margins of urban development or in rural hinterlands, as well as areas of post-industrialisation, contested border regions, areas of ecological degradation and rural depopulation.
Through his work he examines the in-between spaces that lie at the intersection of the urban and rural. This liminal and interstitial terrain has become the focal point for much of his recent painting. Central to this is an interest in post-industrial topographies and places that are devoid of people that exist in a temporal and finite state of impermanence.
In his painting and lens based work he often constructs fictional landscapes that form an intersection between time, narrative and place, and uses them as a means of recontextualizing many of these topographies into a kind of ethereal dreamscape of obsolescence. The marginal landscapes in his work act as a metaphorical space to address socio-political, historical and ecological concerns.

Tuesday 31 March 2020 │ 1.30 pm

Pascal Ungerer presents Marginal Habitats, a discussion on his work and art practice in the context of the exhibitions Land Walks Land Talks Land Marks by William Bock and Committed to Falling by Gabhann Dunne.

Due to the closure of Uillinn on 12 March 2020 due to COVID-19 Pascal pre-recorded his presentation. See video below. 

Pascal Ungerer graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from the prestigious Goldsmiths University London in 2018. He has exhibited and screened his work throughout Europe, most recently at Roman Road Gallery London, LOOP Festival Barcelona, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery and the CICA Museum Korea in 2019. He has been shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The Solo Award and the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize. He is the recipient of the Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre / Cork County Council Residency Award 2020.

Pascal Ungerer is in receipt of a Cork City Council Artist Bursary Award towards making new work and developing his practice over the next twelve months.

Images: Foreshadowed and Ventured Capital, 2020.

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre's Artist Residency Programme is supported by the Arts Council and Cork County Council.

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