RICHARD HEARNS | WIDEWALLS MAGAZINE | FEATURE

Eric Block , Widewalls Magazine, September 10, 2018

Richard Hearns' Journey, at Cadogan Contemporary

Later this month, Cadogan Contemporary gallery in South Kensington, London, is presenting an exhibition of new works by the acclaimed Irish artist Richard Hearns. The show, entitled Journey, features a collection of striking abstract paintings in oil, whose palpable exploration of colour and emotion physically envelop the viewer.

 

Journey is Hearns’ first solo show in London and will feature a new direction in the artist’s previously figurative practice.

 

 

For Richard Hearns, the journey is both artistic as well as personal. He was born in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War, but adopted by an Irish couple and raised in Dublin. He currently lives and works in Ballyvaughan, County Clare - in the heart of the Burren National Park on Ireland’s wild west coast.

 

Despite this isolated way of living, Hearns has held solo exhibitions around the world, including in Los Angeles, New York City, Paris and Dublin, as well as participating in group shows in London and Germany. An artist clearly on the rise, he has been described by the Irish Independent newspaper as “the best-kept secret of contemporary Irish art."

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