Mark O’Kelly


presented by Kevin Kavanagh

Born 1968, in Dublin, Ireland

Mark O’Kelly‘s fascination is with photography and the potential of painting to render it otherwise.As O’Kelly himself remarks ‘If photography glances a view or an action then painting fixes it’. Photography presents worlds of de-constructed possibility because it frames things partially. It is the painter’s privilege, he maintains, ‘to re-construct and re-frame’ which he does with considerable skill and intuition and very much informed by his knowledge of process and the language and associations of the medium.

He has recently exhibited in Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, 2010; The Black Mariah, Cork, 2009 and National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, organised by ITYS, Athens 2008.

Mark O’Kelly, The Party, 2010, oil on linen, 180 x 245 cm