530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
John Kingerlee
Metamorphosis
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Abstract Landscape   Abstract Landscape
    Oil on Board
    13.5" x 32"
    John Kingerlee

  • Bright Journey   Bright Journey
    Collage on Indian Paper
    16" x 19"
    John Kingerlee

  • Evening Suddenly   Evening Suddenly
    Collage on Indian Paper
    20" x 16"
    John Kingerlee

  • Pillar   Pillar
    Collage on Indian Paper
    17" x 17"
    John Kingerlee

  • Carrying   Carrying
    Collage on Indian Paper
    18" x 16"
    John Kingerlee

  • Neighbours   Neighbours
    Collage on Indian Paper
    16" x 20"
    John Kingerlee

  • Head II   Head II
    Oil on Board
    13.5" x 10.5"
    John Kingerlee

  • Lough   Lough
    Oil on Board
    21" x 16"
    John Kingerlee

  • Many Days   Many Days
    Collage on Indian Paper
    16" x 19"
    John Kingerlee

  • The Lake   The Lake
    Oil on Board
    16" x 24"
    John Kingerlee

  • Untitled   Untitled
    Collage on Indian Paper
    18" x 22"
    John Kingerlee

  • Vagrant   Vagrant
    Collage on Indian Paper
    15" x 20"
    John Kingerlee

  • Grid   Grid
    Oil on Board
    15" x 18"
    John Kingerlee

  • Head III   Head III
    Oil on Board
    14" x 12"
    John Kingerlee

  • Head VI   Head VI
    Oil on Board
    14" x 12"
    John Kingerlee

  • Grid   Grid
    Oil on Canvas
    18" x 13"
    John Kingerlee

  • Pneuma Grid West Cork   Pneuma Grid West Cork
    Oil on Canvas
    13" x 17"
    John Kingerlee

  • Grid   Grid
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 24"
    John Kingerlee


John Kingerlee

JOHN KINGERLEE

Metamorphosis
November 11 - December 2, 2017
Reception: Thursday November 16, 2017 6-8 PM

In John Kingerlee’s paintings, the inspiration provided by the outside world is filtered through a process in which the physical qualities of paint, the balance of structure and chance, and the influence of art history all come together. The resulting paintings combine dynamic energy with quiet strength, turning landscapes and human figures into subtle patterns. William Zimmer, former art critic for The New York Times, was an enthusiastic admirer of those very qualities in Kingerlee’s work, both writing about his remarkable art and curating an exhibition of his paintings that travelled to several museums and universities from 2006 to 2010.

Often painting with oils that he prepares from raw pigments, Kingerlee is, in Zimmer’s view, a master colourist. His complex layering of paints left a lasting impression on a director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Dr. Ted Pillsbury, whose essay on Kingerlee, “The Whole Planet Is A Garden - The Genius Of John Kingerlee,” was published in his last book before his sudden passing. That meticulous process of construction has also impressed many collectors of his paintings including Larry Mullen of U2 and the great American Choral Master, Morten Lauridsen, who visited the artist last year in Ireland.

The eighty-one year old artist lives and works in Skibereen Ireland. A documentary film ten years in the making entitled “Beyond The Beyonds” (words penned by poet laureate, Seamus Heaney, on seeing his work for the first time) is scheduled for release this year, and a new book featuring his latest painted collage paintings by his biographer, Jon Benington, is near completion.