Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Giant in Ireland
Ellsworth Kelly's exhibition of drawings at the Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery has opened. Now aged 87, American artist Ellsworth Kelly is working as hard as ever. In this article in the Irish Times he talks to Belinda McKeon about sticking with his own vision in a career spanning six decades.
Giant? Invention of form, complex colour relationships, diverse composition, management of scale, poetry, self subversion and personal revelation all done with apparent freedom, humility ( I don't know the man!) and courage. Giant.