Thursday, 9 June 2011

Breon O'Casey

At the time of his death I attempted an O'Casey style piece of work which is various collage materials on board which I am now making available for purchase.

O'Casey Shapes

Set in a shallow real wood box frame behind glass the piece measures 18" x 14" x 2"

Price £148.00 inclusive of courier delivery to mainland UK.

For more details please contact me.

Sadly the artist Breon O’Casey died on May 22nd at the age of 83.

Having admired his work for a number of years I always felt that his work was the product of natural instinct for simplicity in form and color.

As my own knowledge of art and artists grew I came to view his work as a mixture of Nicholson and Frost abstraction with elements of Matisse and Braque as though executed with the wonderfully simple technique of Alfred Wallis.

Now when I started this blog I promised myself I would not spout forth with what could be seen as pretentious quotes on the work of artists.

However when I saw Breon O’Casey’s work in real life and failed miserably at my attempts to emulate his style I suddenly understood the real meaning of two of Picasso’s most famous quotes:

‘It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child’

‘All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up’

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