Our New Acquisitions Exhibition at the Jorgensen gallery features a wide selection of 20th century and contemporary art. Highlights of this exhibition include a striking still life painting by Bernard Lorjou, (1908 - 1986). Known for his colourful, expressionistic paintings, that focused on political themes and current events, Lorjou's paintings often caused controversy, in their day. A large part of this exhibition is given over to paintings by the late, Alexey Krasnovsky (1945 - 2016), with fifteen previously unseen paintings by him included in the show. Alexey was one of the first contemporary artists, to start exhibiting with us at the gallery in the 1990's, and developed a large and appreciative audience, both here in Dublin, where he lived and internationally. Alexey was a true master of colour, whether in his earlier, tonal cityscape paintings or in his vibrant Matisse like still life paintings, his skill and handling of a diverse palette of colour is evident. Other notable paintings in this exhibition include "On the Seine" by the quintessential painter of Paris, Constantin Kluge (1912 - 2003), who was made a Chevallier of the Legion of Honour by the French Government, in recognition of his contribution to French cultural life. Frank Avray Wilson, (1914 - 2009) who was was described by the Guardian newspaper in 2009 as “one of the U.K.’s first abstract expressionist painters”is represented by a striking oil on board, "Abstract, Orange & Black". Contemporary Irish Landscape artist, Donald Teskey is also featured with an atmospheric and tonal landscape painting, "Castletownsend Looking Up". Possibly the most important Irish artist of her generation, Camille Souter is represented in this exhibition, by two intimate abstract paintings "Carnival Galway" and "Abstract No. 11". Well known Irish sculptor, Rowan Gillespie, whose reputation is founded on his large scale monumental sculptures, which grace cities internationally, is represented by a charming female figure in cast aluminium.
The Jorgensen Gallery, one of Ireland's leading art galleries, is a contemporary Irish art gallery in the heart of Dublin, with exhibitions of paintings and sculpture by Irish & International artists. We also show a range of late 19th/early 20th century Irish paintings, and a selection of antique furniture, vases, glass and lamps.