Will Doyle lives near Wicklow Town where, as a keen hill walker and cyclist, he gets to enjoy the coast and the countryside. Consequently, he finds inspiration in his immediate environment, and this is reflected in the form and content of his photographs and objects. Will’s previous group exhibitions include IADT students such as In The Making: High Heart at Pallas Projects / Studios (2021), Afterthought at United Arts Club (2020) and Perceived Dimensions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2018). Will also contributed to an Art and Photo Exhibition in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre in 2017.
In developing my work, I aim not to formally come up with new ideas but rather to allow thoughts and concepts to percolate inside my head. To this end, I try to record the next idea before it disappears into the ether, like fog through fingers. This is especially true first thing in the morning when I wake up with a new thought, a new alternative. Sometimes I feel I am only remembering the memory and not the idea itself. Other concepts occur when carrying out undemanding physical activities like cycling or walking. My work includes site-specific installations, diagrams, and sculptures. Everything I experience is through the filter of my own perception. By placing cubes and other geometric shapes in unusual situations, and by incorporating unstable elements such as shadows, I seek to question what is real.