Brian Ballard

Irish artist Brian Ballard’s paintings of nudes and still lives are characterised by a persistent concern with colour and light. His compositional strategies have been compared to those of Giorgio Morandi in their consideration of filtered light, while his loose, vibrant treatment of colour has an immediacy of expression which evokes a feeling of Cezanne and Matisse.

In 2014 the Strule Arts Centre held a major retrospective of Ballards work spanning his lenghty career. One of Northern Irelands most highly-respected artists, Ballard is distinguishable by his fascination with the familiar creating intriguing narratives through a more fervent focus on chiaroscuro and liminal space.