Biography


David Magee (b.1963) is an Irish Artist. He was born and raised in Cork, Ireland. His works are held in both private and international collections. He studied Fine Art at Crawford Municipal School of Art. In 1982, he attended Glasgow School of Art & Design where he studied under Thomas Joshua Cooper,American fine-art landscape photographer.

My photographs are emotional experiences involving a lot of travelling, walking, sitting, waiting, thinking, re-thinking and finally creating.
It’s the entire process that fascinates and motivates me...”

Artist’s Statement


My aim is to provide an antidote to the world we now inhabit, a world of excess, over-branding and mass production. My intention is to offer the viewer a point in time to reflect and be drawn into a world of oneness, contemplation and tranquility.

To engage the viewer with the experience of being immersed in the landscape and the spirituality of nature, as well as touching on themes of transcendence and self.

Earth,Water,Air... are the recurring elements that I work with. It is my relationship with and my interpretation of these elements that forms the basis of my photographs, in whatever form they take, once I am absorbed in the landscape. However, it is the composition and the combination of light, tone and movement and the passage of time used through extended exposures that reveals the atmosphere.

The location itself is totally secondary to the feeling.

The feeling is everything.




Awards


Highly Commended
The Paris Photography Prize (PX3)
Paris, France
June 2019
Honourable Mention
Monochrome Awards
New York, USA
December 2018
Finalist
The Lucie Awards
New York, USA
October 2018
Honourable Mention
IPA - International Photography Awards
New York, USA
October 2018
Honourable Mention
13th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
Los Angeles, USA
October 2018
Winner
The Paris Photography Prize (PX3)
Paris, France
June 2018
Silver Award
Moscow International Foto Awards
Moscow, Russia
May, 2018
Silver Award
Tokyo International Foto Awards
Tokyo, Japan
April 2018
Finalist
One Eyeland
Black and White Awards
April 2018
Highly Commended
12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
Los Angeles, USA
October 2017
Nominee
International Colour Awards
California, USA
March 2017
Highly Commended
International Fine Art Photography Awards
2013 Grand Prix de la Découverte
Paris, France
November 2013
Honourable Mention
IPA - International Photography Awards
New York, USA
October 2013
Jurors Award
The Center for Fine Art Photography
Colorado, USA
August 2013


Exhibitions


New River Fine Art
Group Show
Fort Lauderdale, USA
July 2019
The Lavit Gallery
Solo Exhibition
Cork, Ireland
July 2019
The Association of Photographers
Open Exhibition
London, England
April 2019
AAF Battersea
London, England
March 2019
Splashlight Gallery
IPA Exhibition
New York, USA
October 2018
Mall Gallery
Fine Art Group Show
London, England
September 2018
Whitechapel Gallery
Fine Art Book Fair
London, England
September 2018
Moscow Photocentre
MIFA Exhibition
Moscow, Russia
September 2018
Athens Photo Festival
APhF:18 Exhibition
Athens, Greece
July, 2018
CA Gallery
TIFA Exhibition
Tokyo, Japan
May 2018
The Herrick Gallery
Solo Exhibition
London, England
February 2018
The Association of Photographers
Open Exhibition
London, England
October 2015
Scope Art Fair
Miami, USA
December 2013
The Association of Photographers
Open Exhibition
London, England
October 2013


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