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Edward Kay EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

The Losers
Edward Kay
The Losers

2008

Oil on canvas on panel

110 x 140 cms
Edward Kay’s paintings are inspired equally by art history and kitsch. His work draws from various archetypal genres such as portraiture and still life to render scenes which have an instant familiarity yet are off-beat. Kay has incredible painting skill which allows him to shift and combine styles fluently, and his canvases convey the serene power of masterworks and the dramatic overtones of graphic illustration.
La BĂȘte
Edward Kay
La BĂȘte

2006

Oil on canvas on panel

25 x 36 cm
Untitled
Edward Kay
Untitled

2005

Oil on canvas on panel

53 x 37.5 cm
L'enfant en Froulard
Edward Kay
L'enfant en Froulard

2005

Oil on canvas on panel

25 x 36 cm
The Bon Viveur (ii)
Edward Kay
The Bon Viveur (ii)

2008

Oil on canvas

70 x 60 cms
Kay’s The Bon Viveur (ii) is reminiscent of Georg Grosz’s satirical portraits of 1920s Berlin society. Corpulent, well dressed, with genitalia on his face, Kay’s character is a full-figured image of the ’good life’. Rather than taking a moral position, The Bon Viveur (ii) is a celebration of its own perversity, a connoisseur’s paragon of gluttonous indulgence. The canvas is rendered in a flawlessly decadent style worthy of its subject.






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Edward Kay's BIOGRAPHY

Edward Kay
Born in 1980, Chester, Uk
Lives and works in London, UK



EDUCATION


2002 -2005
MA Painting, Royal Academy Schools, London

1999- 2002
BA Hons Fine Art, Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Oxford


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2009
Being and Nothingness, with Kate Atkin, Martin Boyce, Henry Commbes, George Henry Longly, Toby Paterson, and Clare Stephenson. Light&Sie Gallery, Dallas

2008
The Hidden Network, Solo Exhibition, Dicksmith Gallery, London
Surfaced, two person show with Nayland Blake, Royal Acadamy Schools Gallery

2005
Solo show, Dicksmith Gallery, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London

2009
Being and Nothingness, Light & Sie Gallery, Dallas

2007
Group show, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna

2006
Icons, Chung King Project, Los Angeles
Celeste Art Prize, Old Truman Brewery, London

2005
Zoo Art Fair, Dicksmith Gallery
MABA, Art Fortnight London

2004
Final Exhibition, Royal Academy Schools, London
Zoo Art Fair. Dicksmith Gallery, London
AT Carney, London
Lexmark Prize, Air Gallery, London
Premiums, Royal Academy, London
Art School, Bloomberg Space, London

2003
Pastoral, Dicksmith Gallery, London
Group vs Show, Dicksmith Gallery, London
The Woods, Ruskin Schools, Oxford

2002
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London

2001
The Drawing Show, Mary Ogilvy Gallery, Oxford