Playfully welcoming new connections between foreign ‘things’, Beattie’s practice encourages a sense of curiosity and exploration in the act of displacing quotidian objects. Assembled from a variety of everyday materials the work attempts to provide a framework for assessing our daily surroundings. The interactions between object, space and viewer create a dialogue or wider system in which all elements have a role to play. This process of engagement can be seen as a search for a tangible present through the intermediary moments where physics, philosophy, technology and nature collide. Beattie lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. He received his BFA from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and his MFA in Visual Art Practices from Dun Laoghair IADT, Dublin.