‘Twenty Something’ engages with the complicated ages of manhood between twenty and thirty. The work consists of intimate portraits of men, accompanied by landscapes and still lifes that represent the longing for childhood freedom, and the search for a sense of home. Becoming a man is filled with expectations; from parents and peers we feel pressure, leading to a fear of judgement which can cloud our sense of identity. It is a time muddied by growing responsibility, as financial issues become a primary concern and relationships become serious. In making this work I attempt to show the complexities of a stage of life that is often depicted in older people’s recollections as the halcyon days.
Ryan Allen • Stacey Ashe • Charlie Beare • Thea Birch • Jason Conlon • Katie Davies • Violet Gaffey • Bayley Glenn • Lewis Graham • Carly Guidotti • Amy Hannah • Michael Kennedy • Cameron Long • Molly Martin • Eve McClatchey • Rebecca O'Flaherty • Sophie Riddell • Shannon Ritchie • Matthew Sterritt • Shannon Walsh • Evie Williamson •