John Gibbons

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John Gibbons nació en Ennis, County Clare, Irlanda, en 1949. Estudió en Limerick School of Art, Crawford Municipal School of Art y en London’s St Martin's School of Art.

Su obra está representada en importantes colecciones públicas en América, Canadá y Europa, incluyendo, Tate, Londres; Arts Council England; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; The Modern Art Centre / Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, España; The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Praga; The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Irlanda; Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK; Syracuse University, NY, USA; OPW, Irlanda; The National Self-Portrait Collection; University of Limerick, Irlanda; Nograd History Museum, Salgotarjan, Hungría; Contemporary Arts Society, Dublin, Irlanda; Contemporary Art Society, Londres; The Comino Foundation; The Ballinglen Archive, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Irlanda; Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection, Londres;

Fui elegido miembro de Aosdána en 2009

"Podría decirse que una de las características de cualquier arte importante es su capacidad para cambiar la forma en que vemos las cosas. El trabajo de Gibbons constituye una exploración distintiva de áreas de experiencia que a veces pasamos por alto o damos por sentado debido a su contención dentro de los recintos de la familia. Su escultura dibuja los espacios que ocupamos en alineamientos poéticos con el cuerpo que habitamos, subrayando e iluminando algunos aspectos fundamentales de la vida. Al hacerlo, nos devuelve a nuestro entorno con una mayor conciencia de nosotros mismos y con nuestra relación con el mundo. "

-Paul Moorhouse 

 

"El trabajo de Gibbons tiene una inmensa presencia física que existe independientemente del tamaño ... ya sea que esté pintado o pulido, oxidado, raspado o simplemente dejado en blanco, cada centímetro de superficie ha sido analizado, afirmado y, en consecuencia, activado".

-Tim Marlow

Tiene exposiciones tanto a nivel nacional como internacional y vive y trabaja en Londres. 
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johngibbons.org.uk

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John Gibbons was born in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland in 1949. He was educated at Limerick School of Art, Crawford Municipal School of Art and at London’s St Martin's School of Art.

His work is represented in major public collections in America, Canada and Europe, including, Tate, London; Arts Council England; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; The Modern Art Centre / Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain; The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague; The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland; Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK; Syracuse University, NY, USA; OPW, Ireland; The National Self-Portrait Collection; University of Limerick, Ireland; Nograd History Museum, Salgotarjan, Hungary; Contemporary Arts Society, Dublin, Ireland; Contemporary Art Society, London; The Comino Foundation; The Ballinglen Archive, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland; Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection, London;

He was elected a member of Aosdána in 2009

“Arguably one of the hallmarks of any art of significance is its capacity to change the way we look at things. Gibbons' work constitutes a distinctive exploration of areas of experience which we sometimes overlook or take for granted because of their containment within the precincts of the familiar. His sculpture draws the spaces we occupy into poetic alignment with the body we inhabit, underlining and illuminating some fundamental aspects of life. In so doing it returns us to our surroundings with a heightened awareness of ourselves and our relation to the world.”

-Paul Moorhouse

 

“Gibbons' work has an immense physical presence which exists regardless of size.... whether painted or polished, rusted, scraped or simply left alone, every inch of surface has been analysed, affirmed and consequently activated.”

-Tim Marlow

He exhibits both internationally and nationally and lives and works in London.

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