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About

“If Peter Blake is the Paul McCartney of collage, then O’Neill is its Tom Waits, a pre-digital artist for a post-digital age.”

– John L Walters. Editor Eye Magazine. Eye 69.

“Illustrator and graphic artist Martin O’Neill has built an international reputation by being so defiantly old-school, analog, hands-on, scissors and paste that he appears almost avant garde. A man among mousemats.”

– Chris Middleton. Instant Graphics. Rotovision Publishing.

Profile

London born, Irish bred Martin O’Neill is an illustrator & collage artist who creates hand made collages for a wide range of International clients encompassing publishing, advertising & design.  His work can be seen frequently in the UK and US press. He regularly exhibits his personal collages, sketchbooks and prints & is a visiting lecturer across the UK.           He lives on England’s South East coast with his wife and two daughters.

Process

Martin’s work evolves from a subtle alchemy of collage, silkscreen, photography, paint, and digital techniques. Years of hands on studio experimentation has resulted in his unique and instantly recognisable style of image making. Martin works from a large archive of found and self generated material and also works with stock and supplied imagery.

 

Selection of Publications & Press

Exhibitions & Projects

  • 2015 – FourPlay – Unlimited. Group Show. BoxPark. Shoreditch. London.
  • 2014 – LIGHT. Alvarado Gallery. Light Eye Mind. N5 London.
  • 2014 – Hi Fest. Hastings 1st Illustration Festival. Workshop. Hastings.
  • 2014 – PZ+ Ceiling Collage Installation. 35m². Stayrooms. Luxembourg.
  • 2014 – Grolsch. Mercatus Awards. Live Collage. The Mayfair Hotel. London.
  • 2014 – Caple Gardens. Private Showcase. Original Collages.
  • 2013 – Coastal Currents. Cut it Out Studio. Hastings.
  • 2013 – Found. We Are Unlimited. Brighton.
  • 2012 – Coastal Currents. Cut it Out Studio. Hastings.
  • 2012 – Pain at the Dentists. Alvarado Gallery Hackney London.
  • 2011 – SpeakEasy. The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto. Canada.
  • 2011 – Recycle. Arts Forum St Leonards on Sea. UK.
  • 2010 – Survive. LMU Alumni. Broadcasting Place. Leeds.
  • 2009 – Illustrative 09. Dogs & Dice. Shortlisted. Berlin.
  • 2009 – Coastal Currents. Cut it Out Studio. Hastings.
  • 2009 –  Reg Perfect & The Squeegees. Portman Gallery. London.
  • 2009 – Hammertime. Auction. Jaguar Shoes Gallery. London.
  • 2008 – Dogs & Dice. Book launch & show. The Coningsby Gallery. London.
  • 2006 – London College of Communication. University of the Arts. London.
  • 2006 – ‘Etre Avoir’ The Paperworks Gallery. Hastings.
  • 2006 – Design Week 20 best covers of 20 years. Coningsby Gallery. London.
  • 2006 – Catalog. Two Graphic Collections. Coningsby Gallery. London.
  • 2006 – Graphic Line. Stratton Gallery. Hastings.
  • 2006 – Mind Invasion 1067. St. Marys in the Castle Gallery. Hastings.
  • 2005 – Stage Fright. Ltd Edition Artists LP. Sound Collage. 3.09 mins.
  • 2005 – Stuck on Me. Notting Hill Arts Club. London.
  • 2005 – Strange Love. Hastings Museum.
  • 2003 – Prints. Queens Street East Gallery. Toronto.
  • 2002 – Three. The Coningsby Gallery. London.
  • 2001 – Queens Head & Artichoke Gallery. Solo show. Regents Park. London.
  • 2001 – Made in Clerkenwell. Clerkenwell Studios. London.
  • 2000 – Images 26. AOI. The Royal College of Art . London.
  • 1999 – Scenes of the Crime. The Bongo Club. Edinburgh Fringe.
  • 1999 – Booze Horse. Solo show. The Forum. Sheffield.
  • 1997 – The Tricycle Theatre Gallery. Solo show. London.
  • 1995 – Jump Leeds. Slaughterhouse Gallery. Smithfields. London.
  • 1993 – Arresting Images. With Alex Williamson. Leeds Polytechnic.

Q & A with Paul Burgess

 

Represented by Illustration Agencies

UK – www.debutart.com
USA – www.threeinabox.com

© Martin O’Neill 2015. Cut It Out Limited. All rights reserved.

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