My work derives from exposing the tensions between domestic and non-domestic materials, existing in a state of flux between the two. My practice expands on how material qualities are sensed, interpreted and understood to form space, and as a foundation, interlinks the relationship between materials, architecture, fashion and identity.
I create work that challenges the boundaries between sculpture and installation. Approaching the challenges of growing up in the city, a personal sense of opposition is crafted, this and other words are used as pivots to construct the space. The work emphasises the importance of opposition, as these innate materials can develop a structural tautness, while also displaying a sense of looseness. I like to view the gallery as a place where materials and perception socialise, creating a spatial game played within.
Dominic McKeown (b. 1995) is an artist based in Belfast. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at: University of atypical, Belfast (2022) and The Culturlann, Belfast (2024). He has shown work in selected shows including: 126 gallery, Galway (2023), arcade studios, Belfast (2022), The MAC, Belfast (2020). In 2023 he was awarded the Jerwood X DCA print studio residency, Dundee. He is a current member on the board at Catalyst Arts.