The Irish artist Kevin Francis Gray creates neoclassical sculptures from contemporary models.
MAY 25, 2013
There is something strangely alluring in the sculptures of Kevin Francis Gray
familiarity that comes from the slightly arrogant and the subtle loneliness that they exude. Somewhere between neoclassical art and contemporary social criticism, Gray captures the youth and the marginalized in minimalistic, full scale works. With an incredible amount of detail, his figures are shrouded behind intricate veils and drapery, imitating the great masters of neoclassical art. The drapery reveals, with its folds and its peculiar way of falling, the anatomy of the characters he creates. The artist normally hides a shocking element, that reflects the true essence of the piece, adding a sense of mystery that captivates the viewer.
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