Guggi

Guggi, Poculum ex vinea, 2018, bronze, edition 1 of 10, 36 x 57.5 x 57.5 cm / 14.2 x 22.6 x 22.6 in

Guggi, Broken 13, 2018, acrylic on brown paper

Guggi, Broken 1, 2018, acrylic on brown paper, 61.5 x 78 cm / 24.2 x 30.7 in paper size, 70 x 87 x 3 cm / 27.6 x 34.3 x 1.2 in framed

Guggi, Broken 2, 2018, acrylic on brown paper, 88 x 128 cm / 34.6 x 50.4 in paper size, 99 x 139 x 3 cm / 39 x 54.7 x 1.2 in framed

Guggi, Broken 3, 2018, acrylic on brown paper, 61.5 x 78 cm / 24.2 x 30.7 in paper size, 70 x 87 x 3 cm / 27.6 x 34.3 x 1.2 in framed

Guggi, Broken 4, 2018, acrylic on brown paper, 61.5 x 78 cm / 24.2 x 30.7 in paper size, 70 x 87 x 3 cm / 27.6 x 34.3 x 1.2 in framed

Guggi, Broken 9, 2018, acrylic on brown paper, 88 x 128 cm / 34.6 x 50.4 in paper size, 99 x 139 x 3 cm / 39 x 54.7 x 1.2 in framed

Guggi, Broken 10, 2018, acrylic on brown paper, 61.5 x 78 cm / 24.2 x 30.7 in paper size, 70 x 87 x 3 cm / 27.6 x 34.3 x 1.2 in framed

Guggi, Untitled 3, 2015, pastel on paper, 75.80 x 57.4 cm / 29.8 x 22.6 in  

Guggi, Untitled 6, 2015, pastel on paper, 75.80 x 57.4 cm / 29.8 x 22.6 in   

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

Painted Jug I

2012

oil on paper

76.5 x 57.5 cm / 30.1 x 22.6 in 

Painted Jug II

2012 

oil on paper

76.5 x 57.5 cm / 30.1 x 22.6 in 

Second from End I

2011

digital print on Hannemuehle paper

87 x 62 cm / 34.3 x 24.4 in

Second from End II

2011

digital print on Hannemuehle paper

87 x 62 cm / 34.3 x 24.4 in

Second from End III

2011

digital print on Hannemuehle paper

87 x 62 cm / 34.3 x 24.4 in

Second from End IV

2011

digital print on Hannemuehle paper

87 x 62 cm / 34.3 x 24.4 in

Painted Jug III

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 

Numbers VI

2010

oil on paper

77 x 57 cm / 30.3 x 22.4 in 

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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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.”

 

Forthcoming exhibitions include a major solo show of new painting and sculpture at Château La Coste, France (2018). Previous exhibitions include Yoshii Gallery, Paris (2017) and New York (2016, 2010); Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2013, 2009, 1993, 1990); Accademia Fine Art, Monaco (2012); BePalermitano, Buenos Aires (2012); Freies Museum, Berlin (2011); John Rocha, London (2010); Osborne Samuel Gallery, London (2004) and Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York (2001). Guggi’s work is held in the public collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Château La Coste, Le Puy Sainte Réparade, France and Akureyi Municipal Art Gallery, Iceland and collected by both private and corporate collections in Ireland and abroad.

 

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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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