Artist

James
Kennedy

Born in 1962, James Kennedy grew up in County Down, Northern Ireland.  Before he embarked on a career in the fine arts, he worked as an actor with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.  Since 2003 he has lived and worked in New York, working as a painter primarily in acrylic.  He has won several awards, among them the James Bridie Gold Medal.

In December 2018 James Kennedy spent a month at Stoney Road Press exploring, for the first time, the medium of print.  The suite of 4 prints is entitled 'Transpositions' and are a combination of the intaglio and collagraph print processes.  The artist observed:

'My time at Stoney Road Press and the collaboration with the print studio delivered results way beyond any personal expectations.  As an artist, one always hopes that any expedition into another media will both expand and alter the language: and the plates and presses delivered on both of those fronts.  I look at these prints and although they hold an essence of my "Spatial" paintings, they are transported, rendered, made all the more visceral.  I also hold draughtmanship in high esteem and feel that they impart a certain reverence for the craft.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Transpositions I, 2019
Transpositions I, 2019
Intaglio + Collagraph on Somerset 410gsm paper. Sheet size 58 (h) x 40cm (22.8" x 15.7" inches)
Edition of 40
Transpositions II, 2019
Transpositions II, 2019
Intaglio + Collagraph on Somerset 410gsm paper. Sheet size 75 (h) x 62cm (29.5" x 24" inches)
Edition of 40
Transpositions III, 2019
Transpositions III, 2019
Intaglio + Collagraph on Somerset 410gsm paper. Sheet size 75 (h) x 62cm (29.5" x 24" inches)
Edition of 40
Transpositions IV, 2019
Transpositions IV, 2019
Intaglio + Collagraph on Somerset 410gsm paper. Sheet size 84 (h) x 101cm (33" x 39" inches)
Edition of 40
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