Gallery53 will be showing paintings from four Irish based artists and one German artist in the up coming exhibition titled "Five Colours". The artists include Ken Browne, Syra Lakin, Gerry Glynn, Hermann Wagner and John Nolan, who will have approximatley six works each in various medium. The show will open on the 27th of May and will run until the 27th of June, 2008. John Nolan has been a Premiere Portfolio Member at absoltuearts.com since 2001.
'Music is fundamental to Ken Browne's art, as it determines the mood of each piece. 'Every painting is an emotional journey and music is the medium, the painting tells me when its finished'. 'For me this is the best moment, I can spend hours watching the piece evolve while listening to the music that has inspired me to create it.' Ken Browne is a Dublin musician turned artist who is dedicated to his craft. He started painting 10 years ago and very quickly was recognised as a serious painter. His work goes beyond the recognizable image and explores a deeper sense of reality.
Gerard Glynn was born in Dublin and formed an early interest in drawing, painting and sculpture.Following a brief period in the National College of Art in Kildare Street, Dublin, he went on to develop his own distinctive style in oil painting.Gerard has shown a high level of skill and versatility, being an exponent of Landscape, Seascape, Dublin Street Scenes, Still Life and also fine Portraiture. His flair for a magic realistic style is uniquely his own.
Gerard has exhibited in numerous Group shows since 1970 and had four one-man shows in 1977, 1984, 1991 and in Brussels in 1993. He has experience in Book Illustration and worked in the field of Film Animation as a background artist for many years.
He is a frequent exhibitor with the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Oireachtas Art Exhibition of 2000 and 2001 and has already completed a commission for the National Treasury Management Agency to create a number of oil paintings for inclusion in their Annual Report.
Hermann Wagner's work is a testament to the blood, sweat and tears of the creative process. One can see in his work the continuous struggle with constructing and deconstructing, searching for that elusive image. His creations are not from a production line - they are the fruits of a lifetime devoted to art which grapples with experiences and influences. Wagner is taciturn and humble about his work allowing the paintings to speak for themselves. He was born in Germany in 1943 and first exhibited in Dublin in 1965, on that ocassion his paintings were delivered by horse and cart to a gallery on St. Stephens Green, long since closed.
Syra studied at Hammersmith College of Art London and qualified with merit in 1972. She moved to Ireland with her husband Chris in 1977, where they settled on the Maharee Peninsula, Co. Kerry.
Over the years Syra has developed a very personal and often quirky view of the environment in which she finds herself. Her paintings contain many different elements of colour, line and structure which often form a fusion betweeen landscape and figure. The figures sometimes journey through the landscape but all are caught for brief moments with their own time and moments.
Dublin based artist John Nolan has been preoccupied with the celebration of colour and form from an early age and was nurtured through the encouragement and instruction recieved from his father who was an artist himself.
John's exhuberant style combines bold out lines with bright exotic colours. His interpretation of various motifs such as people, flowers and fish among others, transmits a positive up beat feeling to its viewers. For John, art is a visual language, an important means of communication, he creates each piece as a new experience.
View more of John Nolan's work in his absolutearts.com Portfolio absolutearts.com/portfolios/j/johnnie
Artist: John Nolan
Title: Still Life on Blue Table
Year Created: 2008
Medium: Painting Acrylic
Width: 16 inches
Height: 16 inches