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Pigsy's work goes virtual

Pigsy and one of the huge paintings at his studio in Malaga.
Pigsy and one of the huge paintings at his studio in Malaga. / T. B.
  • Many of the Malaga-based artist's paintings are self-portraits, or semi-biographical and portray spontaneity, frustration, simplicity and emotion. They can be seen online until 12 December

Malaga-based Irish artist Pigsy (Ciaran McCoy) will host an online exhibition of his work from 28 November until 12 December. The artist, renowned for his large colourful paintings, will exhibit the body of work he has produced since arriving in Malaga earlier this year.

Organised by Designyard, Ireland's most established and best known contemporary art platform, Seven Spanish Angles will feature 26 paintings curated by Ronan Campbell. These will include the title piece, a huge canvas which is dedicated to seven revered Spanish artists, which include Picasso, who Pigsy refers to as the "god father of art".

The mediums he uses range from everyday household acrylic paint, chalk, oil sticks, acrylic sticks, oil paint, spray paint and charcoal, to any other medium that feels right at the time of painting.

Born in Dublin in 1972, Pigsy has dyslexia and he considers his work to be a reflection of the disorder.

Many of his paintings are self-portraits, or semi-biographical. They are unique in that they have no boundaries: they portray spontaneity, frustration, simplicity and emotion.

His work has been described as 'angry' and 'aggressive', but the artist disagrees, claiming he is simply expressing "the frustrations of someone who lives with dyslexia".