The National College of Art and Design (Dublin, Ireland)
About Simon Prunty
Simon Prunty is an artist and photography tutor based in Dublin, Ireland. In 2006 he graduated from NCAD (The National College of Art and Design) with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art Media.
Although disciplined in painting and draughtsmanship, Simon's work is based mainly in the medium of analogue photography. In practice his painterly style will deviate from the purely representational aesthetic of most contemporary photography into more conceptual and expressive territory, taking in as influences not just photographers such as Trent Park, William Klein, Daido Moriyama and Michael Ackerman, but also a wide array of classical and modern painters such as Francisco Goya, Edgar Degas, James Ensor, Lucien Freud and Gerard Richter, to name just a few.
His photo project, ‘Protests Come and Go’ was exhibited as a debut solo exhibition at In-spire Galerie, Dublin, from March 23rd – April 5th, 2016.
Simon is currently the darkroom tutor for DUPA (Dublin University Photography Association) in Trinity College, Dublin.