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Fintan Switzer – Realism on Killarney Walls 15 August 2012

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Fintan Switzer Street Art Killarney, Ireland

Fintan Switzer has received much acclaim of late for his breathtaking art on walls. The Killarney based artist told IrishStreetArt.com ‘I have been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember but only began taking it seriously at about sixteen when I started painting portraits.’ Switzer explains ‘For me, portraiture became quite tedious and I always hoped to paint my own scenes and thoughts. So putting work up outdoors seemed the furthest I could get from the familiarity of portraiture – so I gave it a go!’ The realist painter added ‘There seems to be such a rapid growth in street art. The bar is being set higher and higher every day, which is a great motivator. On Tuesday I might finish what I think is good a piece but by Wednesday some bollocks in Beijing might smash my piece and I’m back to square one – street art has to time for ego! For more visit Switzer on Flickr or FintanSwitzer.com

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Vango – Killarney 5 March 2009

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Einstein v Google - Vango

Kilarney isn’t the first spot in Ireland that springs to mind when you think of street art but recently the Kingdom’s tourist trap has been making the national headlines as the canvas for one of Ireland’s up and coming street artists. Vango told Irishstreetart.com that he first became interested in graffiti when he read an article about Banksy and discovered the stencil method. Since then he’s been obsessed with street art. The artist said “I wanted to see some of it around my town so I decided to start. I first started four months ago with the rats like Banksy and Blek Le rat and then moved onto my own bigger pieces.” Vango has of late including a sculptural element to his work and a hopes to develop a 3d graffiti portfolio.

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