Digital Arts Studios Belfast, Northern Ireland

Shane Finan

Winner of the VAI@DAS Residency Award 2016

Artist Intro

Shane Finan creates paintings and installations often using interactive elements including digital sensors and computer programs. Each work is standalone, built to a specific place or environment.

His work uses transience and ownership of place as subject matter, encouraging audiences to interact with artworks while accepting them as events, moments, or experiments with ownership and collective sharing. His ethos holds that nothing is owned, it only has value, and value is transient. Influenced by contemporary theory on place-attachment and the role of commonage in western society, his work creates ways to think about the value of places and culture for social groups.

He holds a BA in Fine Art (IT Sligo) and an MSc in Interactive Digital Media (Trinity College Dublin).

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