Degree: BA Fine Art, MA Fine Art
University: Central Saint Martins (London), Dublin Institute of Technology (Dublin)
Egan's work derives from marginalised or fabricated stories, the results being an attempt to articulate what exists on the periphery of a collective understanding of past events, thus providing alternatives to pre-existing documentations, or establishing possible reasons for courses of action pursued.
He is interested in points of transition, the catalytic instants wherein one thing ceases to exist as it did and transmutes into something new, exploring the ways in which the present is capable of subsisting without the involvement of the past. The objects deal with the 'in between' and, as such investigate scenarios marked by involvement with that which exists outside our understanding or attainability.
They are a search for a kind of proof of transcendence, but illustrate that the search is, in itself, transcendent.