My Paradise is Now
Martin & Hobbs was a collaborative project between the photographer Anthony Hobbs and painter Fergus Martin. They came together in 2001 out of a desire to explore new ways of representing the human figure as a living entity and to draw on their different experience as painter and photographer. They were attracted to the ‘physical’ quality of images, which parallels the countless possibilities in painting.
These works were originally made in 2003, but reworked and shown again in 2012/2013 as a banner outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, at The Irish Museum of Modern Art and BOZAR in Brussels during Ireland’s EU presidency in 2013, and in the 7th Biennial of International Contemporary Art in Melle, France.