Sean Durkin: Art For All!
York Fine Arts is very pleased to present ‘Sean Durkin: Art for All!’, its first ever solo exhibition of original paintings by contemporary British artist Sean Durkin. Steeped in the grit and humour of England’s industrial past and the proud working people who raised its foundations, Sean’s paintings brim with stories too often untold. Shining a light on people and places frequently overlooked, this exclusive collection of work proudly declares and asserts the egalitarian nature of fine art, justly placing its myriad pleasures back into the hands of all.
Filled with entwining narratives and playful feats of irony, Sean’s paintings are comical yet grounded in the realities of industrial life. Seas of ‘matchstick people’ trudge through worlds of imposing, brutalist shapes while mischief-making characters and their foils bring a light-hearted nature to an otherwise forbidding and minimally coloured world. In combining these subtle contrasts and striking compositions, Sean coaxes viewers to look closer and to contemplate the lives of the people held within.
Having gained a loyal and ever-growing following, Sean's work has become some of the most popular and sought-after contemporary art collected in the UK today, highly prized by his collectors.
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York Fine Arts
83 Low Petergate
York North Yorkshire YO1 7HY
Fri 20 May to Sun 5 June