Derick Hegarty won AFCork exhibition prize at EXXIT, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Degree Exhibition 2012
My painting is not politically aware nor does it have a social conscience which is the expectation from much art today. Instead it is rather introspective. It takes elements from the physical world and brings it to a place of imagination and personal experience. Like the expressionists I seek to express emotion more so than physical reality. Creating a sense of mood and atmosphere is an important part of the experience and it is my hope that this mood resonates with the viewer. If paintings are windows, mine peer into a world where the line between physical reality and the emotional landscape of the mind is blurred. - Derick Hegarty
5th September 2012 Exhibition launch was attended by Deputy Mayor Cllr Emmet O’Halloran who congratulated artist Derick Hegarty on winning AFCork exhibition prize at EXXIT, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Degree Exhibition 2012.
President of AFCork Nora Callanan welcomed a capacity gathering to the gallery and remarked on Derick’s ability to evoke a sense of atmosphere and mood as well as his wonderful play on colours.