Hughie O'Donoghue — Paintings 1994–1996

EXHIBITION 10.01 – 11.02.97

Born in 1953, Hughie O'Donoghue lives and works in Ireland. Like Francis Bacon, O'Donoghue concentrates on the human body, its carnality, vulnerability, and sensual power. In his predominately large-format paintings, layers of paint superimpose one another as if the artist wishes to give them a new skin. His paintings evoke memories of major religious subjects: the Mount of Olives, the Stations of the Cross, martyrdom, death, and resurrection. But O'Donoghue, here again comparable to Bacon, is not interested in illustrating singular biblical events. Rather, his paintings obtain existential density, presence, and validity through their particular fragmentary character as well as their ambivalence between exposure and concealment. 

Hughie O'Donoghue – Paintings 1994–1996, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 1997, photo Wilfried Petzi
Hughie O'Donoghue – Paintings 1994–1996, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 1997, photo Wilfried Petzi
Hughie O'Donoghue – Paintings 1994–1996, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 1997, photo Wilfried Petzi
Hughie O'Donoghue – Paintings 1994–1996, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 1997, photo Wilfried Petzi
Hughie O'Donoghue – Paintings 1994–1996, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 1997, photo Wilfried Petzi
Hughie O'Donoghue – Paintings 1994–1996, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 1997, photo Wilfried Petzi
Hughie O'Donoghue – Paintings 1994–1996, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 1997, photo Wilfried Petzi
Hughie O'Donoghue – Paintings 1994–1996, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 1997, photo Wilfried Petzi
Hughie O'Donoghue – Paintings 1994–1996, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 1997, photo Wilfried Petzi
Hughie O'Donoghue – Paintings 1994–1996, installation view, Haus der Kunst, 1997, photo Wilfried Petzi

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