Kevin Francis Gray
Kevin Francis Gray
Live Auction Lot
Kevin Francis Gray has generously donated Ballerina to raise money for Women for Women International at the She Inspires Art Live Auction.
195cm x 45cm x 52cm
This piece is now available to view at Pace Gallery London (by appointment). Please call the gallery on 020 3206 7600 to arrange a viewing.
Kevin Francis Gray (b. 1972 in Northern Ireland) lives and works in London. Gray studied at: the National College of Art & Design, Dublin (1995), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1996) & has an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London (1999).
His work has been included in exhibitions at the Royal Academy, London, UK; Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art of the Val de-Marne, Paris, France; Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam; Palazzo Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy; Musee d’art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France; ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; and Art Space, New York, USA.
Kevin Francis Gray has generated bodies of work which address the complex relationship between abstraction and figuration. His dedication to realism in his work, the meticulous attention to detail in his subject matter, and the use of materials such as bronze and marble may seem conventional to some viewers of contemporary art yet it is precisely this material and visual reference point that remains unconventional.
The work aims to transcend the natural and the material in both form and subject matter, seeking to render a physical perfection that is not reached in the temporal world. This tension between the real and unreal lends itself to a worthwhile questioning of contemporary definitions of tradition and innovation.
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The cost of materials have been reimbursed to the artist, thanks to an artistic patron. All profits from the She Inspires Art Auction will support Women for Women International's work.
Image courtesy of Kevin Francis Gray