Jealous Wall, Luan Gallery, Athlone
Niall de Buitléar creates meticulous assemblages and drawings that are akin to landscapes and architectural forms, accumulated, layered and structured.
The sculptural work in particular exists in a dichotomy, on one hand it compliments and makes a nod to both ancient and contemporary sculpture or architecture however, through his use of the materials it also has the ability to undermine the permanence of monumental sculpture and structural architectural design. The concept of the anti-monument is particularly evident in his pyramidal cardboard works where the malleable material is fastidiously crafted into large triangular forms, weaving together to form a trio of ever increasing assemblages.
Seamus Mc Cormack, curator of the group exhibition Jealous Wall