Kilmorack Gallery in Beauly, Inverness-shire, is showcasing the work of Robert Powell. Renowned for his detailed, scholarly paintings, prints, installations and sculpture, Powell takes a darkly satirical gaze on humanity’s perplexing grandeur and folly, drawing on the biting wit of Hogarth, Bosch, Goya and Japanese Ukiyo-e artists of the Edo period, and shows a unique wit, surgical eye and a grasp of human history. Gallery Director Tony Davidson says: “Intelligent, mocking, fun and much more; Robert Powell has a unique artistic voice. His work occupies a place where art meets science and history. With his eye for minute detail and composition, and his head for arcane learning, Powell forces us to explore our past in order to understand our present. His work sits within a European tradition of dark humour executed with incredible flair and expression.” Based in Edinburgh and trained at the city’s College of Art, Powell has exhibited in the UK, Canada and Japan, undertaken residencies in Japan and has received numerous awards.
Robert Powell’s Dark Gaze on Humanity at Kilmorack Gallery
Title:Robert Powell: Phantom Things, Revenant City, The Staircase and Other Works
5 Feb 2021 –
Mon - Wed, Fri and Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Thu and Sun by appointment
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