Andrew Glenn’s Fleadh-inspired show ‘Connections’ in Pump Street

Andrew Glenn's stunning painting 'Boy With Ukulele', 80x80cm, Mixed media on canvas. (160813JC2)
Andrew Glenn's stunning painting 'Boy With Ukulele', 80x80cm, Mixed media on canvas. (160813JC2)

A sensational solo exhibition of works by Derry-born artist Andrew Glenn was launched last night at Cowley Cooper Fine Art’s pop-up gallery in Pump Street.

‘Connections’ is inspired by the Fleadh Cheoil and this dazzling array of work by one of the city’s most accomplished artists will no doubt prove popular with local art enthusiasts.

Cowley Cooper’s pop up gallery in Pump Street is directly across the street from their permanent gallery at Bedlam in The Convent and will no doubt attract legions of art-lovers while Glenn’s work is on exhibit there. Last night’s launch also reflected Derry’s current Fleadh fever, complete with live traditional music from some of the Fleadh players themselves.

Andrew Glenn was born in Derry in 1981 and is widely regarded as one of the city’s, and indeed Northern Ireland’s, finest emerging artists.

He has enjoyed huge success since joining the portfolio of Cowley Cooper Fine Art Gallery back in 2010.

Andrew studied at the Norwich University College of the Arts from 2001 -2004, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting, and is currently studying for a Master of Fine Art through the University of Ulster.

His work is included in private collections all over the world, and most recently in the 183rd RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. Previous solo exhibitions the artist has had include ‘New Paintings’ at Derry’s Playhouse in 2011 and ‘Michel Engels’ in Belair, Luxembourg, back in 2008.

Having lived and worked in Luxembourg, Slovakia, London, and Ireland, Andrew’s works are often figure studies, portraits and cityscapes. He continuously explores colour, composition as his means of expression.

Combining a distinctive yet subtle use of colour with the manipulation and application of oil paint directly with a palette knife he creates a sophisticated visual texture through bold, expressive and gestural mark making. The exhibition runs until next Tuesday, August 20.

View more of Andrew Glenn’s work at: www.cowleycooperfineart.com