JAMES KEARNEY – PRINTMAKER OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2019

/JAMES KEARNEY – PRINTMAKER OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2019

JAMES KEARNEY – PRINTMAKER OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2019

Friday 1st February 2019 - Thursday 28th February 2019

James Kearney is a recent graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design, he has graduated with Honors’ in Printmaking and Contemporary practices. Awarded a 12 month Bursary with Cork Printmakers for 2018/19, he uses his dual membership in Cork and Limerick printmakers to work on developing his skills in Mezzotints, and multiple plate etchings.

Kearney is best known for his twisted iconographical sculptures, his work has been shown nationally and internationally. His works made from wax, wood and steel, cast from his own body, deliberately stitched and mounted together. Kearney’s zinc and steel etchings provide a basis for understanding pain, and the beautiful language of suffering. The works of Berlinde de Bruyckere heavily influence Kearney’s body of work, also the paintings of masters such as Rubens and Cranach. Interested in the burden of the image, Kearney creates beautiful and dark poetic themes in his etchings.

Statement:

The language of pain and trauma informs the vocabulary of Kearney’s work. The central themes conveyed in his works are sourced from Christian            Iconography and motifs. The sensation of being and suffering reproduced in etchings of classical artworks and wax sculptures challenging our perception  of eternal pain in mortality. James Kearney’s work is linked to that of the bodies’ portrayal in Christian Art and Iconography, the death and rebirth, the  harrowing images of pain and suffering which are displayed as religious doctrine. Developing an emphasis on true human existence in the physical body. The Burden of images reproduced, is to give a poetic response to historical paintings.

Title:  Eleanor

Medium: Mezzotint

Dimensions:  10 x 15cm image size

Price: €180 framed

€140 unframed

 

2019-02-13T16:00:13+01:00
 

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