Hayam Elsayed

Kevin Gavaghan

Gallery Room 3 – Over £2000

London Irish artist Kevin Gavaghan is originally from North London and now works from his studio in Hertford. His paintings are collected internationally, including Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, USA, Ireland, Scotland and England and he is known for his brooding and evocative figurative paintings dancing around the fringes of surrealism and abstract art. Kevin is an advocate for mental health awareness. His paintings are an inner journey of self exploration and emotional memories into his life growing up from the 1970s in a large Irish family whilst coping with the complexity of life with Tourette’s and anxiety related illnesses. He sees the past and its content as informing the present and the decisions we make in our daily lives.

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow | £2800 | 90cm x 90cm | Oil on stretched Canvas

Painted in the first lockdown of 2020. I was conscious we were entering a unprecedented period in modern history and how the pandemic was beyond our control. It made me think a lot about fate and in particular the Morai threads from greek mythology controlling the mother thread of life from birth to death and importantly how both man and god has to submit to them. This feeling of submission was and is something quite real during this pandemic, we can only try our best to keep safe but in the end we have to submit to nature and the forces it holds.