Artist explores city of Cork through stunning portraits of its architecture
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Artist explores city of Cork through stunning portraits of its architecture

A TIPPERARY-BORN artist is exploring the city he now calls home through its architecture.

Gary Kearney, who lives in Cork, photographs urban cityscapes as they reflect his “interest in architecture, perspective and natural lighting and how they change our emotional connection to our city”.

Gary Kearney's Yield piece

He explains: “Through my work I am attempting to portray various aspects of the city, I gather a large body of photographic images comprising of architecture, perspective and natural lighting.”

He adds: “My desire to portray these aspects is based on my impression of the city at the time of photographing.”

Graduating from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2005, Mr Kearney’s work has been exhibited across Ireland and in Britain.

Different Levels by Gary Kearney

In September 2019 two of his paintings were hung in the Royal West of England Academy's 167th Annual Open Exhibition in Bristol.

Marking the first time his work has been exhibited outside of Ireland, his paintings Caution and 33 were selected for the show.

Double Vision by Gary Kearney

His latest work features urban scenes from the city of Cork and the suburbs.

“The city appeals to me because it contains vast amounts of information infinitely being altered through the effects of weather conditions and man's constant obsession with construction and progression,” he explains.

“The environment changes our emotions towards the way we look at certain aspects of our lives and surroundings,” he adds.

“I try to capture these emotions and encase them within my paintings.”