• Big Bang, oil on linen, 40x50cm, 2017
  • Axaxaxas, oil on canvas, 40x40cm, 2017


Upward Behind the Onstreaming it Mooned*—Ruaidhri Kelly

Preview: Wednesday 17th May, 6–8pm
Continues: Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th 2017, 12–6pm

According to estimates, if the barren lower slopes of the folding mountains are included, most of the land is composed of stony terrain, salt lakes, sand, and felsic lava, occupying a continuous strip for nearly 2800 km along the narrow coast, and despite near total lack of precipitation and conditions of extreme hyper-aridity (an almost Mars-like environment - otherworldly in appearance), a rich variety of flora has apparently managed to evolve and survive there.

Upward behind… presents a new body of paintings formed loosely through the narrative of illusory constructs, a reality yielded and infinite abbreviations or associations. Full yet subtle impressions of ideal objects, both literal and delinquent, simultaneously convoked and dissolved.

Ruaidhri Kelly lives and works in Dublin. Originally from Mayo, he graduated from NCAD in 2016 with a BFA in Painting and Visual Culture. This is his first solo show.




*Jorge Luis Borges - translated from a language that doesn’t exist