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Car in the City, 2019, oil on wood
Rooted in a love of landscape and romanticism, Robbie O’Keeffe paints pulsating and vibrant scenes which emanate melancholic undertones, inspired by the spaces surrounding him.
O’Keeffe describes his artistic style as ‘visual music in which he builds layers of space and colourful harmonies within an image’. Although inspired by a sense of place, the artist’s works often pull towards poetic, emotional notions.
Car in the City depicts colour, light and texture - the phenomena of light and space a key part of the painting, leaving the rest to the imagination. The void of the background and cleanliness of the scene calling for questioning.
Robbie O’Keeffe is a painter. In 2012, he was awarded as an RBA scholar by the Royal society of British artists. This was his first experience exhibiting in a gallery, which propelled him into a more pro-active approach to painting and exhibiting. O’Keefe has gone on to study Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire and exhibits regularly across Hertfordshire and London with a growing list of shows including: Courtyards Arts, UH Arts, New Contemporaries 2017, Deptford X Fringe Festival 2018, ASC gallery, and Centrespace Gallery. He now works in an art studio in Brixton, integrating his art into London.
Hertfordshire Open 2020
This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.
Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.
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