Kintsugi: finding pure beauty in broken things

The Japanese concept of kintsugi is the driving force behind Patrick O’Reilly’s latest exhibition at Gormley’s

31st January, 2021
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Patrick O’Reilly: ‘Broken objects are not something to hide.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

There’s never been a better time to indulge in a little Eastern philosophy, and Patrick O’Reilly does exactly that with Kintsugi, his new exhibition at Gormley Fine Art. It’s best described as his exploration of the ancient Japanese practice of putting broken objects back together, by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with gold, silver, or platinum.

The new body of work spans a wide...

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