terça-feira, junho 12

Stephen McKenna, Londres / Reino Unido pintor contemporâneo

Plans and Ashes (1991), óleo s/ tela

Dead nude (1982), óleo s/ tela

The Blind Orion, with Eros and Artemis (1981), óleo s/ tela

Scuola Grande di San Rocco (2003), óleo s/ tela

Large Studio at Castiglion (1993), óleo s/ tela

Bedroom Crocknafeola (1997), óleo s/ tela

Advance and Recession (1993), óleo s/ tela

Born in London on 1939.
While McKenna has lived and worked in various countries since the 1960s, he has for the past decade divided his time between Ireland and Italy. A painter impervious to changing art fashions his work nonetheless achieved particular international prominence during the 80s as part of the neo-classical strain of painterly postmodernism. Yet for McKenna classicism is more a question of attitude than of subject matter. Overt pictorial references to classical antiquity gave way during the 1990s to a sophisticated exploration of the enduring value of the time-honoured genres of the still life, the interior, the landscape and the seascape.
He has had major solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford in 1983, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf in 1986, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 1993, Ca di Fra, Milan in 1999 and the Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin in 2003. A comprehensive retrospective of his work took place at the Hans und Sophie Teuber Arp Foundation, Bonn, Germany in 2000. He participated in Documenta 7 in 1982; 'Classical Spirit' at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and 'Falls the Shadow' at the Hayward Gallery, London, in 1986; 'Avant Garde of the '80s', Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art in 1987 and 'Dreams & Traditions', at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. in 1997. His work is represented in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery, London, the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin and in many other collections, both private and public, world-wide.

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Biby Cletus disse...

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