This is what Deaf View/Image Art (De’VIA) is all about, my interpretation. I make a political statement. I capture today’s society that needed attention because it is long overdue. Part of it, is to educate and part of it is a wake-up call. Discrimination was too much and this is what I am painting today.
De’VIA surdist and have made over 2,000 paintings that is based on De’VIA themed sine 2010. I picked red, yellow and blue colours because I want to challenge myself with only three colours. I also want to be recognized as using just three colours. Red means empowerment. Yellow means HOPE and light Deaf people need to see each other and Blue means AUDISM.
In 1988 McCormack taught deaf children Art on a part-time basis and also worked from his studio in Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin. In 1990, He moved to London where he continued to pursue his painting career. He had a number of exhibitions in London and the UK. He ran a number of Art workshops and classes, gave a series of talks on Art and Deaf Art. He worked as a freelance gallery guide giving gallery talks to both deaf and hearing audiences at a number of London galleries including Tate Modern and the Whitechapel Art Gallery. In 2002, he was invited to participate in Deaf Way II, World Deaf Arts and Culture Festival in Washington DC. In April 2007, He left London to move back to Ireland. He is represented by the Molesworth Gallery, Dublin.
"Needless to say I stimulated the development of the actual sensitive art which can be described as surreal and naturalistic simultaneously.
Minimum retail naturalistic also the composition of the canvas objects can almost be characterized as an explosion in the city orderly, as residents may not be awakened by their wondrous dreams."