GORMLEYS FINE ART is proud to present a preview of our up-coming Francis Tansey exhibition at the High Street Mall for the duration of Kilkenny Arts Festival
The exhibition features many new works from the Kilkenny and internationally-acclaimed based artist.
Francis who has artwork in many public and private collections including the National Concert Hall, Government Buildings, Guinness’s, The Ulster Museum and the Jefferson Smurfit Group, has also exhibited extensively in the USA and France as well as Ireland and the UK.
“I believe colour is a universal language common to all people, I have dedicated my time over the past twenty five years to understanding it’s, principals and properties. I have payed particular attention to the after image principal, or otherwise known as simultaneous contrast, and have used it to engage the viewer with the image directly, given time the image will appear to move and flip back and forward in the viewers eye, taking you on a journey and subsequently questioning your own reality,” said Francis.
Francis, who is originally from Dublin has been living in a converted factory in Kilkenny for close to thirty years, says he finds inspiration in this historic city. “Kilkenny has always been a hub of creativity with crafts people and Kilkenny Design located here, I have always felt at home here, it’s an ideal location,” he said.
The Francis Tansey exhibition will open daily from 10-6pm until August 19 at the High Street Mall on High Street. Gormleys Fine Art will also be featuring work from Kilkenny born artist Eugene Conway, Eileen Meagher, Paul Donaghy, Peter Monaghan, Sean Cotter, Jonathan Aiken, Trudie Mooney, John Morris, Rowland Davidson, Paddy Campbell and Eamonn Ceannt. For further information visit www.gormleys.ie