Kevin Francis Gray

1972, Dublin, Ireland

 

Kevin Francis Gray is a London-based sculptor working in cast resin, bronze and marble often embellished with glass crystals. His works merge classical forms of old masters with a gritty, urban aesthetic. Figures cloaked in modern-day street wear are given a meditative, somber quality. Rich in opposition, these sculptures project a sense of nobility and admiration for an often marginalized and consciously melancholic inner-city youth subculture. Receiving his education from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Goldsmiths College, London Gray has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, MAMA Rotterdam, P.A.N. Museum, Naples and the Royal Academy, London and will be included in the upcoming exhibition entitled Reconstruction #3 at the Sudeley Castle. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, London, Naples, Hamburg and Cologne. Gray’s work has appeared in publications such as the Financial Times, Sleek Magazine, Time Out and Flash Art.



Kevin Francis Gray, Face-off (Detail), 2007, bronze, automotive paint, wood, 106 x 40 x 30 cm (boy), 104 x 40 x 30 cm (girl), 91 x 30 x 30 cm (plinths) photo © Angus Mill