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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Stamullen artist Niall hosts latest exhibition

Stamullen artist Niall Leavy has built a strong reputation, nationally and international for his very distinctive vibrant and uplifting small squares.

Over the last four years in particular his art has gone down a storm at international shows in major cities around the world including Milan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stockholm, Edinburgh, a number of times in London, twice in New York City and at the prestigious SOFA exhibition in Chicago.

The Chimera Gallery will host Niall's 4th solo exhibition and his first solo in Mullingar.

The show will be the first presentation of a series of new paintings featuring Niall's new style, which has been the focus of his work in the studio since late last year. The show will open on Saturday, 1st September with a reception at 6pm, and will run until 15th September.

Using his background in psychology and coaching to help shape his works, Niall creates contemporary, fresh, vibrant pieces which light up any room. His focus on capturing flow and harmony, balanced with his attention to order and detail, give an insight into the artist that is driven by positivity and energised by colour.

In talking about his new style and work Niall says 'I wanted to create something that was modern and visually impactful and yet spoke directly to the core inspiration of my work for over ten years now - positivity ...!! I draw influences from a wide range of sources such as Op Art, Bridget Riley, Damien Hirst, Ian Davenport, Rudolf Stingel, Patrick Scott and Chinese artist Zao Wou-Ki, but all the time working to create my own very distinctive style. In my paintings I aim to capture the different elements that go to create great and positive moments in our lives. I'm really happy with the move towards capturing increased intensity and purity of colour in my work, reflecting the importance of appreciating of each ingredient that goes to make up really great moments.'

Niall Leavy's Solo Exhibition 'Clarity' runs from Saturday 1st Sept through to 15th Sept in the Chimera Gallery, Oliver Plunkett Street, Mullingar. Further details from Dave O'Shea, the Chimera Gallery, chimera_gallery@yahoo.ie or 087 803 8357.

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