John Kingerlee and John Minihan - Cork Street Gathering
25 November 2013
The work of fine artist John Kingerlee and photographer John Minihan will travel from Cork in Ireland to the renowned Cork Street in London for a special exhibition organised by Carrie Neely Contemporary Art gallery!
Since 1982 Kingerlee has been living and working in an isolated farmhouse on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, creating paintings which reflect his experience of nature and his inner thoughts and feelings in this isolated setting. The artist is known for producing his own pigments, viewing the world ‘as an inexhaustible supply of raw materials for his art’. Impasto paint is applied using palette knives and decorator brushes over a period of several years, and each piece can include hundreds of layers which often take months to dry.
In stark contrast, John Minihan was born in Dublin in 1946 and at the age of 12 was bought to live in London. He became the youngest staff photographer for the Evening Standard, going on to develop a successful Fleet Street career. Famed for capturing iconic images of notable faces, the artist now lives in West Cork with a legacy of exhibitions at the Pompidou and the National Portrait Gallery. This show will include his portraits of stage, screen and fashion legends alongside shots of internationally acclaimed artists such as Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and David Hockney.
Both artists have been described as ‘Contemporaries before their time’ and this exhibition will draw interesting parallels between Kingerlee’s mastery of impasto paint and the humanism of Minihan’s black and white photography. View the collection 9th - 14th December.