John Sheehy

Gone to the Market, Year unknown

Gone to the Market
Year unknown
Acrylic on board
65 x 79cm

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About the artwork

Sheehy, who lives and works in London, began painting at the age of 51. Over the past 18 years, he has produced a vast body of work that also includes printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture in addition to playwriting, poetry, and music. While in formal terms, his paintings range between portraits, landscapes and the purely abstract, they often foreground personal or biographical recollections, evoking the artist’s travels and his native Ireland.

Sheehy frequently returns to vernacular subjects that may appear folksy – donkeys, sailing ships, closely terraced houses, and chimney sweeps – but when repeated across numerous works they become talismanic. Subjects may be rendered again and again over a period of weeks or months, only to be set aside in favour of a new focus. When viewed together, however, these series suggest Sheehy’s urgent need to capture or perhaps, expel these images.

About the artist



Artist and writer John Joseph Sheehy (b 1949. Ireland) lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions include: No Time for Tears, Outpost, London (2016); An Introspective, Atom Gallery, London (2015); Through My Hand, Outpost, London (2015); The Colours Choose Me, The House Gallery, London (2014); and Dreaming With My Eyes Open, Novas Gallery, London (2008). Group exhibitions include Heretics: An Introduction to Outsider Art, Redwing Gallery, Penzance (2015); and Urban Networks, Courtauld Institute, London (2003).

 

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