FS Railway Station, Outskirts of Milan, Italy
Keith Rowan Geoghegan
Urban Landscape Artist
KRG initially started painting Urban Landscapes when he lived in Milan, Italy. He was attracted to the old industrial spaces and railway yards dotted around the sprawling urban metropolis. To pursue his interest in painting KRG spent several years studying part time at Accademia di Brera before returning back home to live in Dublin.
Dublin was a changed city. Its skyline littered with cranes opened up new possibilities and compositions.
Principally his painting are executed in oil onto canvas. His compositions drawn up in charcoal from carefully studied locations and environments as to capture the 'feel' or 'spirit' of the old Dublin juxtaposition-ed against the new emerging metropolis....
Cities are multilayered veneered organisms that shift and change across time but keep their eternal core. In the words of Charles Baudelaire the artist in order to understand their modernity must distinguish the immutable constant from the ephemeral..''Modernity is this inconstant element, the ''ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is eternal and immutable.''
To capture this the artist must experience what is immutable and the transient..that 'feeling' is what KRG wished to represent on his canvases.