Born in Dublin in 1953, studied at NCAD and Higher Institute of Fine Art, Antwerp. Pat Harris is regarded as one of Ireland's leading figurative painters. He currently lectures in Painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Art, Antwerp
While his early work was based on the human form, in his recent work he has turned to still life and landscape as central motifs; here he often pares down the image to a mere tracing, a memory of its presence.
His work is represented in a number of public collections, including: The Arts Council of Ireland, The Irish Museum of modern Art, Dublin, The Hugh Lane Municipel Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, The National Self-Portrait and Contemporary Art Collection Limerick, University College Dublin
and The University of Antwerp, Belgium.
His paintings, whether it be his small still-life's of a single object, a pumpkin, a pear, a lemon
or wilting flowers, or landscapes made in the polders of Tielrode, where he lives, or in the
boglands of Mayo in the west of Ireland, all exude a certain quiet beauty. A stillness and Rothko
like glow that is achieved by slowly building up his paintings in thin often transparent layers of
oil paint. Harris considers himself a translator; he translates the world around him into marks.
And it is the marks he makes by both applying and removing the paint or, in his drawings,
the charcoal, that remain to tell the story. A story of transience but also continuance, of fragile
objects and places that obliquely persist, captured in the fragile surface of his marks.
Past Graphic Studio Gallery Exhibitions:
» 2004 Visiting Artists Exhibition
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
» 2008 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
» 2006 Taylor Galleries, Dublin
» 2005 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
» 2004 Fenton Gallery, Cork
» 2003 Taylor Galleries
» 2003 Gallery S65, Aalst, Belgium
» 2002 Sint-Jorispand, Elzenveld, Antwerp
» 2001 Taylor Galleries
Selected Group Exhibitions:
» 2005 SIAR 50, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
» 2005 A Moment in Time, Temple Bar Galleries, Dublin
» 2005 Across Boundaries, touring, Ireland
» 2004 In the Time of Shaking, Irish Artists for Amnesty International, Irish Museum of Modern Art
» 2004 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
Click on the thumbnails to view in full, dimensions refer to paper-size h x w [image size h x w].
All prices are for unframed work including 13.5% VAT available for sale in Graphic Studio Gallery
100 cm x 77 cm
[66 cm x 45cm]
Edition of 30