Galway, Seawood house, nmountscribe, kinvara, Ireland
About christopher banahan
My paintings are concerned with the 'poetics of decay' [ how objects transcend into precious works of art through the erosion of time. I am know for my contemplative portraits of children, where they are viewed from a future retrospective [ as if looking back on their lives].
1981 First Class Hons' B.A Fine Art Nottingham Trent University
1984 M.A. Goldsmiths College, London.
1990 Rome Award in Painting, British School at Rome.
'Sky Arts Portrait Artist Artist of the Year 2017' programme on Sky Arts T.V. February 8th
[ l'm one of the short listed artists.- I do a live portrait of Actor Richard E Grant ].
Portraits on Hurley's, Artist in schools scheme, Doorus National School, Kinvara, Galway, December 2015.
2016 'Saints or Sinners' Exhibition KAVA Old Courthouse, Kinvara, Galway.
2015 'Portraits on Hurley's', Doorus National School, Kinvara, Galway.
2015 New Paintings, Sarah Walker Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
2014 New Works, Galway University Hospital Arts Trust.
2009 'How do they know?' Blank space gallery, Oakland, California, U.S.A.
2005 'Contemporary Art from Ireland' European Central Bank, Frankfurt.