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Greg Hallahan



Greg is a mixed media artist from Kildare who predominately works with cardboard. Greg's most recent project deals with drawing onto double corrugate cardboard with pen, pencil and markers as he focuses on the magical and mystical prehistoric monuments that attract, confuse and demand respect.



My artistic journey is a celebration of the ordinary, a testament to the beauty hidden within the everyday. I craft my artwork from recycled double corrugated cardboard, a ubiquitous material that carries with it the stories of countless journeys, both literal and metaphorical. My work serves as a conscious act of reusing and reintegrating this material, breathing new life into its humble origins.

The cardboard I use, sourced from shops, stores, friends, and family, has a unique history. It once enveloped products on their own transformative journeys, delivering them to new destinations. In repurposing this material, I aim to not only acknowledge its past but also imbue it with fresh purpose and meaning.

At the heart of my work lies a profound connection between the material and the structures I create. These structures pay homage to our ancestors' architectural ingenuity while remaining firmly rooted in the present. They are hidden in plain view, much like the cardboard itself, often taken for granted. Yet, within both material and structure lies an inner power and beauty waiting to be unveiled.

My art invites viewers to explore the interplay between inner and outer surfaces. It engages with space, pulling the viewer in while simultaneously pushing them away. Each piece possesses a sculptural presence that invites contemplation and interaction. As viewers engage with the textures, contours, and forms, they embark on a sensory journey that transcends the ordinary.

Much like the cardboard boxes that once transported goods, my art carries the potential for transformation. It transports viewers, not to a new location, but to a new way of perceiving the world around them. It invites them to reexamine the overlooked and rediscover the profound beauty in the mundane.

In a world where the rush of modern life often obscures the extraordinary within the ordinary, my art offers a pause—an opportunity to reconnect with the simplicity and complexity of our surroundings. It is a reminder that hidden beneath the surface of the everyday lies a wellspring of creativity, resilience, and beauty.

Thank you for joining me in this exploration of material, structure, and meaning. I hope that, as you engage with my work, you are inspired to see the world through a different lens, one that reveals the profound beauty hidden within the mundane.




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