Jonathan Brennan is an artist living and working in Belfast since 2012. Originally from Dublin, he spent most of the last decade in Brussels, Belgium where he studied painting at the École des Arts d’Anderlecht. He previously studied History of Art & Architecture (and Spanish) at Dublin University, Trinity College Dublin and has a MSc in Multimedia Systems.
Jonathan works with various visual media such as printmaking, painting, photography and video. Digital technology can sometimes play a role in the process of creating his works. He is preoccupied by the relationship between digital and traditional techniques, and the values we impose on them. He is drawn to nature and landscape as subject matter and is fascinated by how urban and rural rub against each other in our cities. His works are in private collections in Europe and the US. He also builds websites.
Since moving to Belfast, Jonathan has exhibited in Framewerk, ArtisAnn, Belfast Exposed, the Bath House, Cotton Court Gallery (former Belfast Print Workshop Gallery) and collaborated on a dramatic performance of ‘Door into the Dark’, producing a series of video poems for the new Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy.
In 2017 he had 3 solo shows in Framewerk, Cotton Court Gallery and the Crescent Arts Centre. Jonathan is a member of the Belfast Print Workshop. Jonathan works in web, video and print for a range of non-profit organisations around the world - find out more on www.aptalops.com
He is also one half of A Belfast Blog - find out more on www.abelfastblog.com