Darragh Dempsey
Darragh Dempsey
Texture Artist at Brown Bag Films
Dublin, Ireland

I consider myself an interdisciplinary artist working in a wide range of different mediums such as; ‘computer graphics’, ‘virtual reality’, ‘painting’ and ‘photography’. Originally, I began my art career as an oil painter but I now work primarily with CGI. As a traditional artist, my work was concerned with telling stories through staged cinematic scenes with ‘implied narrative’, ‘intertextuality’ and ‘semiotics’ being the key concepts used in the creation of the narrative scenes. I try to carry these concepts into my digital work. Other newly found themes that channel through my work are ‘Virtual Reality’, ‘Dystopian Worlds’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’ of which I have a huge interest. I also have a keen interest in movies and having written my dissertation on ‘Remix Culture’, I like to use this framework to create art that conveys meaning on many different levels. My challenge now is to become proficient in numerous 3d software and adopt the mechanics of cinema to create art that is emotionally engaging and theatrical in nature.

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Media
BA (HONS) Degree in Fine Art Paint
Level 5 Certificate in Art Foundation

AWARDS

2017 and 2016 Thomas Dammann Junior memorial Trust award.
https://www.thomasdammanntrust.ie/

2015 The Don Nicollo d'ardia Caracciolo award.
http://www.rhagallery.ie/visit/185th-annual-exhibition-prize-winners/

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

Fresh Irish Painters: 10 under 30, RTE.IE/CULTURE.
https://www.rte.ie/culture/2016/1221/840580-irish-painters-ten-under-30-to-watch/

What Lies Beneath: The Mind's eye by Darragh Dempsey.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/what-lies-beneath-the-minds-eye-by-darragh-dempsey-35955412.html

Fine art graduates fuse forces and flex their muscles.
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/visual-art/fine-art-graduates-fuse-forces-and-flex-their-mussels-1.3122322

Skills

Texturing3D ModelingLightingRenderingDigital Paintingpainting

Software proficiency

Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Maya
Maya
Arnold
Arnold
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
Metashape
Metashape

Experience

  • Texture Artist at Brown Bag Films
    Dublin, Ireland
    July 2020 - Present

    Animation Studio based in Smithfield in Dublin City

  • Environment/Texture Artist at VRAI
    Dublin, Ireland
    September 2019 - July 2020

    Virtual Reality company based in Temple Bar Dublin City