Lorcan Cassidy

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Lorcan Cassidy is a Dublin based visual artist. He graduated from the National College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art Sculpture and Expanded practices.

As a visual artist, Lorcan’s work revolves around creating alternate realities/other worlds/narratives and then making 3D work and/or illustrating objects/artefacts/creatures/specimens from these fictitious realms. The entities he creates usually come from the concept of manifestation (abstract ideas given physical form), hybridization, amalgamation and building on/corrupting pre-established mythological/scientific lore or simply constructing his own. Another focus of his art practice is on modes of display especially in terms of the museum context. The Wunderkammer has also been a direct influence in regards to his art work. What drew him to these Cabinets of Curiosity was the sense of wonder and awe they inspired with the various objects they held, the curios and oddities, even in spite of their contents not always being entirely genuine.

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