His drawings, while working from a different platform but on the same observations have developed over the years by merging gestalt conversations of multi objects more recently with semi and abstract patterns. Always experimenting and pushing forward, O’ Loughlin’s work has allowed him to shake off the restrictions of conventional form to create a more personal language of expression.
As Tony explains: My energy explores man’s insouciance to himself and the environment through visual social comment. Merging narratives, the drawings and prints use everyday objects with organic patterns to create metaphorical solutions.
Being a member of Limerick Printmakers and accessing its professional facilities has allowed Tony the opportunity to both explore his love of and expand his innate skill in silkscreen printmaking. His graphic knowledge developed both during his time in LSAD and as a professional designer of many years, combined with the hands-on process of silkscreen printing facilitates his enjoyment and ability in creating detailed and complex work. Using the process of silkscreen, with its unique colour quality, he produces hand pulled limited editions by abstracting personal thought and social realities, as another outlet for his narrative.