Friday 24 January 2014

Diarmuid Kelley

Today, Offer Waterman & Co in London - specialist dealers in 20th Century British art - opened Diarmuid Kelley: All Cats Are Grey, which runs until 28 February (CLICK). The exhibition is a mixture of the latest still life and portraiture by this award-winning artist and looks well worth a visit. Shown is Indian Red (2013). The "grey" in the exhibition title puzzles me, because Diarmuid Kelley has been strongly influenced by Vermeer’s window-light directed interiors and by exponents of dramatic chiaroscuro, such as Caravaggio and Joseph Wright of Derby. More light and dark, rather than grey.


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