Artist Biography - David Magee

David Magee was born in Cork, Ireland in 1963. He attended Crawford Municipal School of Art, where he studied Fine Art.

In 1982, he attended Glasgow School of Art & Design where he received a B.A. Hons. in Graphic Design (studying under Thomas Joshua Cooper, American fine-art landscape photographer).

Whilst David works within the landscape, he prefers not to t
...hink of it as the ‘subject’ of his work. Rather he aims to capture a sense of the atmosphere and feeling within the places he visits

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ARTIST 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. I find my inspiration in the ever changing landscape and the natural elements.

Earth, Water, Air... are the recurring elements that I work with. They each form the basis of my photographs, in whatever coalescence they take, once I am immersed in a landscape. It is the composition, and the combination of light tone and movement and the passage of time used through extended exposures that creates the atmosphere.

"The place itself is totally peripheral to the feeling. The feeling is everything."

ARTIST CV

Exhibitions:

  • The Herrick Gallery - Solo Exhibition - London, England - February 2018
  • The Association of Photographers - Open Exhibition - London, England - October 2015
  • The Association of Photographers - Open Exhibition - London, England - October 2013
  • Scope Art Fair - Miami, USA - December 2013
Publications:

Awards:

  • Finalist - The Lucie Awards - New York, USA - October 2018
  • Honourable Mention - IPA - International Photography Awards - New York, 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
  • Silver Award - 2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards - Tokyo, Japan - April 2018
  • Honourable mention at the: International Fine Art Photography Awards 2013 Grand Prix de la Découverte - Paris, France - November 2013
  • Jurors Award at: The Center for Fine Art Photography - Colorado, USA - August 2013
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