I observe the knotty system of urban environment that in some cases can engulf the human condition. Expressing the decline of the city landscape in the midst of urbanisation, I use a collagist method of composition to record our culture wounds. Using collage offers a retreat from logic, reason, transforming the familiar into the strange and imaginary. It enables me to disrupt the literal methods by which our world is mapped and design new imagined landscapes.
Ronan McGeough. The City That Reads. Oil on board. 46 x 61cm