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Jamin Keogh

PhotoIreland
Selected in
2018
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Jamin Keogh (b. 1982) is a lens-based artist working out of his hometown of Limerick and residing in Dublin, Ireland. He holds a First Class Honours in Photography, which was awarded by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dun-Loaghaire, Co. Dublin, and he is a graduate of the Masters in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC M.A) at the IADT.

Jamin has been involved with art practices as an exhibiting artist, curator and educator. His artistic practice merges media such as film and audio with his photographic expressions, placing particular emphasis on the role of the spectator within the art-work’s space.  Conceptually, and in order to transform the spectator into an active participant, Jamin’s practice strives to lessen the cognitive space between his art-works and the real world that he draws inspiration from.

IADT has continuously recognised Jamin as an aspiring artist. His 2013 graduate project, All That Remains To Be Seen, was the sole project nominated by the institution on more than one occasion to represent the University on the European Art circuit, ELIA NEU/NOW and Le Bal, respectively. The acclaimed work was also a finalist for the Inspirational Arts Award.

In 2012, the IADT purchased Jamin’s work to bestow as gift to the then Minister of the Arts.  Jamin has also featured on national television to promote the 3rd level institution.

Although Jamin has spent a considerable amount of time working with photography and on its role within society, culture and art itself, he does not consider himself to be a ‘photographer’ in the traditional sense. Photography to him is simply the medium that he utilizes to articulate and communicate his artistic expressions.

During the creative process, Jamin draws inspiration and meaning from subjective human reactions to life experiences. His art-works are infused and underwritten by philosophical discourses such as: Martin Heidegger’s theories and philosophy of ‘Human-being and Art’; and Emmanuel Levinas’ theories and philosophy of ‘the Face’ and ‘the Other’.