Former Brown Thomas director gets new solo exhibition
John Redmond’s work is already found in many private collections with the new exhibition chronicling the artist’s last decade as he turns 60
Redmond, originally from Carlow, has been exhibiting for over ten years, but two years ago stepped away as creative director at Brown Thomas to pursue painting full-time.
Lifelines reflects his artistic career to date and covers each chapter from the past decade. According to the artist, this body of work and each chapter draws on memories, feelings and past exhibitions from that time.
Redmond’s work is Influenced by the Abstraction-Création artists, a loose association of artists formed in Paris in 1931 to counteract the influence of the Surrealist group led by André Breton.
Founders included Theo van Doesburg, Auguste Herbin, Jean Hélion and Georges Vantongerloo.
For Redmond, this form of abstract art he says, has given him the artistic freedom to be more spontaneous with his ideas now that he has left his corporate creative life behind.
The exhibition is the artists first with Gormleys.
Colour is a strong characterising element of Redmond’s work, and each piece illustrates his exuberant sense of colour and geometric precision.
Redmond’s work hangs in many private collections both at home and abroad.
Exhibiting his work publicly for the first time at 50, Redmond has since had four successful solo exhibitions in Ireland and Spain.
Lifelines runs from 12 – 29 October in Gormleys, Dublin. gormleys.ie