Guggi

Guggi, Broken 18d, 2019, acrylic and graphite on brown paper and perspex frame, 90 x 130.5 cm paper size, 35.4 x 51.4 in paper size

Guggi, Broken 10d, 2019, acrylic and graphite on brown paper and perspex frame, 62.5 x 80.5 cm paper size, 24.6 x 31.7 in paper size

Guggi, Broken 17d, 2019, acrylic and graphite on brown paper and perspex frame 90 x 130 cm paper size, 35.4 x 51.2 in paper size

Guggi, Broken 19d, 2019, acrylic and graphite on brown paper and perspex frame, 90 x 130.5 cm paper size, 35.4 x 51.4 in paper size 

Guggi, Broken 6d, 2019, acrylic and graphite on brown paper and perspex frame, 90 x 130.5 cm paper size, 35.4 x 51.4 in paper size
 
Guggi, Broken 5d, 2019, acrylic and graphite on brown paper and perspex frame, 90 x 130.5 cm paper size, 35.4 x 51.4 in paper size
 

Guggi, Broken 7d, 2019, acrylic and graphite on brown paper and perspex frame, 62.5 x 81 cm paper size, 24.6 x 31.9 in paper size 

Guggi, Barbuda, 2019, acrylic and graphite on brown paper and perspex frame, 42 x 42 cm paper size each /16.5 x 16.5 in paper size each

Pot I-VII
2012
fiberglass, clay, resin and oil paint
Unique
53 x 78 x 78 cm / 20.9 x 30.7 x 30.7 in 

Calix Meus Inebrians

2009

Chateau La Coste, Aix en Provence, France

Guggi, Yellow Jug 2, 2009, oil on wood, 98 x 70 cm /38.6 x 27.6 in  

Painted Jug I

2012

oil on paper

76.5 x 57.5 cm / 30.1 x 22.6 in 

Painted Jug IV

2012

oil on paper

76.5 x 57.5 cm / 30.1 x 22.6 in

War and Peace II

2010

oil on wood panel

170 x 121 x 5.5 cm / 66.9 x 47.6 x 2.2 in 

GUGGI
Broken
13 December 2019 - 17 January 2020
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Guggi
Broken
27th August to 31st October
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Pot I - VII
2012
fiberglass, clay, resin and oil paint - Unique
each 53 x 78 x 78 cm

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Calix Meus Inebrians

2009

Chateau La Coste, Aix en Provence, France

b. Dublin, 1959

 

Guggi began his career as a musician with the cult band Virgin Prunes, notorious for their performative spectaculars on the European underground, before concentrating full time on painting. Since the early 1990’s Guggi’s work has continued to explore the depiction of common everyday objects. With a focus on repetition and abstraction, Guggi’s signature motifs of bowls and other vessels are transformed and freed of their context often articulated with a deceptive simplicity that heightens their stillness and meditative presence.
 
Kelly Grovier, historian and art critic, writes of Guggi’s work: “Objects from another world that don't sit so much as shudder, as if lit from an energy deep inside that confounds their substance. Excavations of dissolving form – half-remembered and half-erased – at once poignant and philosophical.”
 
Recent solo exhibitions include: Broken, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, (December 2019) and Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany (2011). Recent group exhibitions include: 185th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, (2016); summer 2010, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, (2010); Annual Print Exhibition, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, (2008); Amnesty International, IMMA, Dublin, (2004) and Three-person exhibition, National Municipal Gallery, Iceland, (1995). 
 
Guggi’s work is represented in the collections of The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Château La Coste, Le Puy Sainte Réparade, France; Akureyi Municipal Art Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland and in private and corporate collections worldwide.
 

 

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Guggi, ‘Broken’

Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France

26 August – 11 November

Château La Coste, in conjunction with Kerlin Gallery and Yoshii Gallery, is delighted to announce Broken, the first major solo exhibition in the South of France by the celebrated Dublin-based artist Guggi. The exhibition consists of new sculpture and works on paper.

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