Pangolin London

Breon O’Casey (1928-2011): Sculpture, Painting and Collage, Pangolin London, Kings Place, 90 York
Way, London, N1, until 14th March 2015

Crow II 2004,  Bronze with coral bead  Edition of 5 31 x 46 x 26 cm  Image courtesy of Pangolin London and the artist’s estate

Crow II 2004,
Bronze with coral bead
Edition of 5 31 x 46 x 26 cm
Image courtesy of Pangolin London and the artist’s estate

It is not surprising that as the oldest son of the noted Irish dramatist Seán O’Casey the artist’s work reflects his Irish heritage.  He was a member of the St Ives School and was apprenticed to both Denis Mitchell and then Barbara Hepworth in the late 50s and early 60s. He painted, wove and made
jewellery and it was the latter that inspired him to turn to sculpture when almost in his seventies.

Untitled 1995,  Acrylic on paper    48 x 57 cm  Image courtesy of the  artist’s estate

Untitled 1995,
Acrylic on paper
48 x 57 cm
Image courtesy of the artist’s estate

While his paintings are more abstract in nature his sculptures are of things that live and move and as this important retrospective shows well worth celebrating.

Aphrodite 2008,  Bronze Edition of 3 141 x 79 x 55 cm  Image courtesy of Pangolin London and the artist’s estate

Aphrodite 2008,
Bronze Edition of 3
141 x 79 x 55 cm
Image courtesy of Pangolin London and the artist’s estate

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