Jamin Keogh (b. 1982) is a lens based artist working out of his hometown of Limerick and residing in Dublin, Ireland. He holds a First Class Honours in Photography, which was awarded by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dun-Loaghaire, Co. Dublin, and he is a recent graduate (Hons) of the Masters in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC M.A) at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
Jamin has been involved with art practices as an exhibiting artist, curator and educator. His artistic practice merges media such as film and audio with his photographic expressions, placing particular emphasis on the role of the spectator within the art-work’s space. Conceptually, and in order to transform the spectator into an active participant, Jamin’s practice strives to lessen the cognitive space between his art-works and the real world that he draws inspiration from.
IADT has continuously recognised Jamin as an ambitious artist. His 2013 graduate project, All That Remains To Be Seen, was nominated by IADT on more than one occasion to represent the University on the European Art circuit, ELIA NEU/NOW and Le Bal, respectively. The acclaimed work was also a finalist for the Inspirational Arts Award.
In 2012, IADT purchased Jamin’s work to bestow as gift to the then Irish Minister of the Arts,. Jamin has also featured on national television to promote the institution.
Although Jamin has spent a considerable amount of time working with photography and on its role within society, culture and art itself, he does not consider himself to be a ‘photographer’ in the traditional sense. Photography to him is simply the medium that he utilizes to articulate and communicate his artistic expressions and his artistic drive. During the creative process, Jamin draws inspiration and meaning from subjective human reactions to life experiences. His art-works are infused and underwritten by philosophical discourses such as: Martin Heidegger’s theories and philosophy of ‘Human-being and Art’; and Emmanuel Levinas’ theories and philosophy of ‘the Face’ and ‘the Other’. In essence, Jamin’s work strives to express the humanness of the contemporary human-condition. On the current project, Moyross Study, Jamin responds to the writings of Henri Lefebvre in The Production of Space. Lefebvre’s thesis in The Production of Space is that space is a social product, or a complex social construction (based on values, and the social production of meanings) which affects spatial practices and perceptions.