Paul McKinley – Operation Turquoise

There is a hyper-real, almost psychedelic intensity to the paintings in Paul McKinley’s new show. Thick, impenetrable jungle scenes hang alongside painted aerial views in which jigsaw patterns form as cracks appear in pink or tangerine lava flows. Dramatic purple...

200 words: Gary Coyle – Hello Darkness

Elements of Coyle’s familiar yet disturbing world recur in recent charcoal drawings at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, including the hooded figure who turns his back to the viewer in the show’s title piece. The artist has long been preoccupied with the idea of threat,...

200 words: on Paul McKinley’s CANADA

There are a number of early to mid-career artists working in Ireland who make a strong argument for the ongoing relevance of realist painting, and Paul McKinley is among them. Here, he explores sunlight and texture in 1.5 and Watchtower (left), pays homage to...

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