Simon Prunty is an artist from Dublin, Ireland. He is a graduate of NCAD (The National College of Art and Design) with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art Media.
Simon’s photographic work focuses on a passionate revival of traditional analogue photographic practices and darkroom printing. His most recent body of work is based entirely in traditional black and white 35mm and Medium Format analogue photography; entitled, “Looking for Peace”. Each image is hand-printed by the artist in the darkroom on archival silver gelatin fibre based paper. The work explores a quiet, minimalist and mysterious aesthetic, assuming no concrete answers about the world it depicts, but rather observes scenes with an almost agnostic eye and acknowledges the unknowable. Throughout the creation of this work Simon was influenced by photographers such as Josef Sudek, Harry Callahan, Saul Leiter and Ralph Gibson; photographers that appear to take on the role of devoted observers of some beautiful abstract mystery all around them.
Simon has also taught traditional darkroom skills to students at DUPA (Dublin University Photography Association) in Trinity College, Dublin.
This exhibition will be displayed in the Easter Snow Gallery in The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre throughout June and July from 10am to 4:30pm daily.
The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre: http://www.tseac.ie