Archive of Author | Anthony Lyttle

Anthony Lyttle was born in Kenya, and lived in Ethiopia before moving to Ireland as a teenager. He studied Painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the Byam Shaw, Central St Martins, London.
He is currently living in the Blackstairs mountains, County Carlow and is a lecturer at IT Carlow, Wexford Campus School of Art and Design.

His solo exhibitions include Thicket, The Cross Gallery, Dublin (2015), Accumulation, VISUAL, Centre for Contemporary Art Carlow (2012), The White Mark, The Cross Gallery Dublin (2011) Horizons, Norman Gallery, Co Wexford (2007). Selected group shows include, A Conversation on Drawing, Open Studio, Royal Hibernian Academy 2016 curated by Mary Ruth Walsh. The Nine StonesVISUAL, Centre for Contemporary Art Carlow, AIRMAIL Fenderskey Gallery, Belfast, Assab One Milan, (2016). Yanagisawa, Tokyo, (2015) The RHA Annual exhibition, guest artist (2014), Repetition, Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin (2013), and Through the Back Door, Kunstraum, Lichtenstein, (2010).

Articles with Anthony Lyttle


Visualizing the verbal

“My drawings are made through a process of mark making, using mostly dots, dashes and lines, and running through horizontals and vertical directions, as in the warp and weft in weaving. Each layer of marks built up over the previous layer partly obscuring but also revealing and repeating.
The resulting image is a mêlée or a wall of drawn marks that appear as a field of repeated actions.
The size of the drawings is often large or human in scale, with the viewer encountering the space of the drawing.
The marks are made in a certain order or pattern, and give the impression of completeness, yet also an appearance of in-between-ness or of a state of emerging.”
Anthony Lyttle.