Pascal Ungerer

Location: Dunlough, Ireland


Pascal Ungerer is a visual artist from Cork, Ireland. He holds an Honours Degree in Fine Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art in Design. In 2018 he completed a scholarship funded MFA at Goldsmiths University London.

He has exhibited his work extensively throughout Europe - as well as in North America and Asia - including Blackburn Museum, CICA Museum South Korea, Roman Road Gallery London and the Visual Center for Contemporary Art, Ireland.

He has won, been shortlisted and long-listed for many awards such as the Jacksons Painting Prize, Alliance Franciase de Cork Exhibition Award, the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The Solo Award, The Alpine Fellowship, The Sunny Art Prize, The ACS Studio Prize and the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize.

He has received funding awards and bursaries from several public bodies including the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Culture Ireland and Goldsmiths University London.

Submitted work

Title: Speculative Artefacts

About the work

Pascal specialises in contemporary landscape painting and often works on large scale oil paintings. He describes his work as an 'archaeology of the contemporary past and a way of engaging with a specific type of peripheral topography whilst also alluding to speculative future landscapes.'

His work focus’s on the in-between spaces or edgelands that lie at the intersection of the urban and rural. He has a particular interest in obsolete infrastructure on the margins of human habitation. He sees these structures as an architecture of the periphery and an allegorical reference for time, change and history. He also looks at this kind of peripheral environment as a way to examine the interrelationship between the built and natural world and the conflict that sometimes exists in that space.

‘’Winning the Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year award will propel my art practice to the next level and form an integral part of my artistic progression. It would also be a huge vote of confidence for me as an artist and give me a great sense of validation for the work I have been producing in recent years.’’