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Modern Art by John McAtammey

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Super piece of modern Irish art by the well listed John McAtammey

Oil on Canvas (Framed)

Bucking Horse

58 x 78cm

John McAtamney was born in North Belfast and attended the local Edmund Rice College where he studied Advanced GNVQ in Art and Design. He enrolled on a foundation course in the same subject at the University of Ulster, but left in his first year. Having been introduced at school to artists from the surrealist movement and sculptors such as Henry Moore and F. E. McWilliam, he subsequently set out to teach himself and develop his own artistic style.

During his student days he was commissioned for a number of community workshops with children in North Belfast, and also for three restaurant interiors. As his parents are both chefs, he himself took up catering and worked in kitchens for six years. Then, in 2003, while working in a local chip shop close to the Emer Gallery, he records spending his breaks looking through the window at the paintings.

Influenced he says by painters such as Yves Tanguy, Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte and Vincent Van Gogh, and the large, soft organic sculptures of Henry Moore, he had his first group exhibition at the Emer in 2005 alongside artists such as Comhghall Casey, Fred Yates, Stephen McKeown, Markey Robinson and Noel Murphy. The gallery then commissioned him for one year so he left the chip shop to work on his painting full time