Saturday, 7 December 2019
10:30 – 12:00
dlr LexIcon Theatre Studio, ground floor
ArtNetdlr presents BRIAN BOURKE, one of the most prolific Irish artists working today, to discuss his extraordinary ideas and creative processes.
Dublin born artist Brian Bourke studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and St. Martin’s School of Art, London. He represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale in 1965, claimed first prize in the Irish Exhibition of Living Art competition in 1967, and received the O’Malley Award from the Irish-American Cultural Institute in 1993. Bourke is well known for his very distinctive portraits and self portraits which combine strong colours and often caricature-like distortion. His early landscapes and life-size nude self-portraits in various series shows his interest in observational work and fictional narrative. Bourke’s work informed by classical art and literature and artist’s own Dublin background, adding a wild, urban energy to all his work.
His works are in many important collections and galleries throughout Europe.
He is an elected a member of Aosdána and an Honorary member of the Royal Hibernian Academy.
Image: ‘Self Portrait with a Hat’, Brian Bourke, 2004, IMMA Collection