PATRICK GRAHAM | Artist’s Talk
Saturday 29 September 2018
10:30 – 12:00
dlr LexIcon, Studio theatre, ground floor
To open the new series of Artist’s Talks, ArtNetdlr presents Patrick Graham, widely regarded as one of Ireland’s most important contemporary artists, for a historic conversation about his career.
Graham is credited by art historians with changing the face of Irish painting with his exquisite draftsmanship and expressive layering of images and words in mixed media works on paper and monumental canvases, and has been recognized as ‘Ireland’s finest draughtsman’ and a genuine ‘artist’s artist’ . The subject of numerous museum exhibitions, he has impacted artists on both sides of the Atlantic, while praised by art critics and historians.
“Patrick Graham’s paintings are masterpieces… on a grand physical, emotional and intellectual scale… they are among the most complicated, salient reflections on modern existence that have been made in the last decade.” Donald Kuspit
Graham’s paintings and drawings are a magnificent and unique balancing act of strength and fragility, “this raw, vital, primal, visceral, sexual, physical, emotional, skin tearing kind of notion, rising all the time, raising you up like great music”.