Wednesday 31 March at 7pm
‘A retrospective is a collection, a gathering, a group of works, in my case, paintings, that reach back into the past, showing where I have come from, artistically, and where I have been along the way. The works should tell a story that begins with the first stirrings, the earliest desires to compete and therefore exist’
Kevin will focus on the importance in painting of formal aspects – ‘how things look, the aesthetic results of our activities and not necessarily their context – sociopolitical, theoretical or otherwise, which I regard as an ulterior motive to the artistic result’
Born 1947 in Sarn, South Wales, Kevin Sinnott is a contemporary Welsh artist with a truly international reputation. He trained at Cardiff College of Art and Design, Gloucestershire College of Art and Design and at the Royal College of Art, London.
Kevin remained in London throughout the 1970s and 80s, building a very successful career, and exhibiting at leading London galleries, major galleries in the USA and mainland Europe. On his return to the Welsh landscape in the 90’s his work reaped new inspiration and continued to reflect ideas of the Baroque and the Rococo; feeding his continuing fascination with intimate moments of affection and gesture in human relationships and he became established at the forefront of the renaissance in Welsh painting. He was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy in 2007.
His work is collected worldwide and he is represented in many important public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His large canvas, ‘Running Away with the Hairdresser’ has proved to be one of the National Museum and Galleries of Wales’s most popular acquisitions.
Meeting ID: 811 1143 5195