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Kevin Durkin
Newark, NJ
Painting, Drawing, Digital Art




Artwork Details
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2015
Acrylic, Wax Pastel, Gold Leaf on Found Wood
12”x17”
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Kevin Durkin creates work that centers around an abstract sense of nostalgia and memory. The work resurrects moments that may not have occurred, may never occur, but still feel vaguely familiar, landing somewhere between reality and fantasy. Years go by and the concept of home is manipulated and transformed until it can, at times, feel unrecognizable. It may no longer be a place you know, but a brief moment in time, when even a sound, or a flash of color can bring you somewhere you've been before.

Durkin's work goes there and beyond, creating landscapes of places we have yet to go, but might feel just as comfortable. Having dealt with various forms of loss of the concept of a home, his work comes from the most personal of places, while at the same time bringing the viewer an undeniably universal experience.

Durkin is a multidisciplinary artist working in Newark, New Jersey. Durkin was born February 18, 1988 in Portland, Oregon. Raised in Northwestern New Jersey he went on to study graphic design at The Art Institute of Philadelphia. While there he found himself creating more conceptually, working with non-commercial themes in digital art pieces. Taking that process a step further he switched to analog, utilizing painting and drawing as a way to grant himself more freedom from the constraints of the digital medium. He has been an artist in residence at Index Art Center in Newark, New Jersey since 2014.


 

Kevin Durking will be featured in the following solo exhibit:

 

Only Home
Kevin Durkin
Curated by Jacob Mandel

 

Gallery Aferro, Main Gallery
Newark, NJ

February 11th - April 1st, 2017
Opening Reception February 11th, 7-10pm

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