Maser interview: ‘I’m doing a contemporary landscape in an abstract way’

The visual artist, best known for large-scale public art and the ‘Repeal’ heart mural, is preparing for his first-ever traditional gallery opening, for which his new work sits at the intersection of botanics and graffiti

Maser in his studio in Cabinteely: ‘Some people have the Repeal heart tattooed. That’s powerful’ . Picture: Bryan Meade.

Cabinteely Park on Dublin’s southside is not the first place that comes to mind when you think about street art. The park was originally the grounds of a manor house, which still overlooks meadows erupting with wildflowers, a small, dense forest and a stream that runs through the landscape. Dotted along the paths are sculptures from Irish artists, including the magnificent Theatre by Agnes Conway, and tucked in the corner, beside the small café, is ...