Please find below some samples of Ken Hamilton's work. A brief description about the artist can be found to the right. Click on an image below for details.
About the artist:
Born in Nigeria, West Africa, he returned to Ireland at the age of eleven where he eventually went to Art College in Belfast. Rejecting the trends of so-called contemporary art, he has sought to restore some of the ancient values of painting now discarded by so many.
His paintings do not openly deal with the angst of the artist's own soul or with the 'human condition' but rather seem to be a celebration of the visual pleasures of the world in which we live. By pointing towards these pleasures he is also reminding us of their fleeting nature, not to create in us a sense of despair but so that we may savour the moment and enrich our lives by taking our time and drawing our attention to them.
Rejecting the trends of so called contemporary art, he has sought to restore some of the ancient values of painting now discarded by so many. He spent a considerable amount of time researching the techniques, mediums and pigments of the old masters, yet his paintings remain contemporary. His seem to be a celebration of the visual pleasures of the world in which we live.
Ken was awarded the Hamilton Architects Award for the Most Popular Work in the R.U.A. 2006.
"I want my paintings to be contemporary and also timeless; realistic yet representing an unreal world; almost touchable but totally beyond our reach; as plain as day but still mysterious."