Shane O’Malley is a visual artist hailing from Navan, now based in Galway. His work explores colour, forms and symbols through painting. It is a meeting point of a studio practice and mural art painted in public spaces.
Shane’s strong use of colour stems from his origins in graffiti culture. Shane began painting graffiti in 2001 drawn to the act of writing his name, which was creative in one way while destructive in another. Drawing and painting created the habit of processing through the act of making. Shane is drawn to both the meditative slow process of painting with a brush in the studio and the faster act of spray painting and making art in public spaces.