Kildare Arts Service : Municipal Collection : Municipal Collection intro : Carly McNulty

Carly McNulty  - And was soon on the way 

Carly McNulty

Born in Dublin, Carly McNulty graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dunlin with a Masters in Fine Art painting. She founded Cake, a not-for-profit artist-led initiative based in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.

“And Was Soon on the Way”

This work by Carly McNulty is made to look like wallpaper with a cartoon like illustration on it. The use of cartoon illustration and the imagery of balloons along with toy cars and planes, have connotations of childhood. Andy Warhol used wallpaper as an artistic medium in the 1960s, although he used it in quite a different way. Warhol took one of his signature silkscreen paintings and had it made into rolls of wallpaper, while McNulty’s paintings are produced to create the look of wallpaper but are presented as paintings.


Andy Warhol Cow Wallpaper