Two figures - an adult and a child - stand in an empty room against a white wall. Both are topless, with the adult figure in jeans and the child in shorts. They both have their arms raised as though holding an imaginary weight over their heads. The adult figures head is not visible, but the child looks directly at the camera, and there is a shaft of light from the open window behind him.
Tom Molloy (b.1964), Paddy and Me, 2018. © Tom Molloy.Credit

Tom Molloy

Paddy and Me, 2018

Photograph, 40 x 60 cm

'Paddy and Me is an attempt to create a double portrait of my son Paddy and myself, which operates somewhere between a formal portrait and a snapshot. It is a personal exploration of our relationship and by extension aspects of ‘the father/son relationship’ in general.’


Tom Molloy is from Waterford and lives and works in Rouen, France. He graduated from NCAD with a BA in 1987 and an MA in 1992. Recent solo exhibitions include: Black and White, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas; Celebration, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford; and Wait, CCI, Paris. Recent group exhibitions include: The Parted Veil, Glucksman Gallery, Cork; Anatomy of Political Melancholy, Athens; The Times, Flag Art Foundation, New York; Mood Swings, Q21, Vienna. He is represented by the Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas.


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