Ciaran Magill Website

 

 

 

 

 

HOME PAINTINGS DRAWINGS ABSTRACTS SALES ROOM CV REVIEWS CONTACT

 

 

 

 

 

NIGHT GLOW

 

A solo exhibition of paintings

by Ciaran Magill

Opening May 2022

 

 

Address: Ards Arts Centre, Old Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 4NP

Opening hours:

9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday.

9am to 4:30pm on Fridays.

10am to 4pm on Saturdays.

Closed on Sundays.

FREE ENTRY

Exhibition curated by Brendan Jamison

 

Above: Highlands, 2020, Ciaran Magill, oil on linen, 120 x 150 cm

 

 

 

ORANGE GLOW by Ciaran Magill

oil on canvas, 61 x 75 cm, framed. £1600

"Inspired by recent forest fires in Australia and California, Orange Glow features a hazy mist, enveloping a nearby tree. The dark carcass-like structure appears anchored in the foreground of fluid purple hues. The mossy surface offers hope that organic life will return to this desolate scene. The scorched Earth, like a scene from a war movie, is somewhat hypnotic, drawing our gaze inwards to decipher what may be lurking just beyond the haze. Apocalyptic but also full of hope, the warm glow offers its own sense of beauty...” Brendan Jamison, Exhibition Curator

 

 

ELEVATION by Ciaran Magill

oil on canvas, 50 x 100 cm, framed. £1,600

"Elevation offers a wonderful view. As if gazing out of an aeroplane, we watch clouds roll over a lush green mountain scape. Strong shadows expose rugged textures in the slopes below. Ice and snow seem to mingle with the clouds in a gentle harmony, with an infusion of delicate pinks born from the sunset. Exploring an elevated perspective on the landscape, Magill has been inspired by the dynamic depth of space that was introduced by the Chinese painters during the era of the Sung Dynasty Landscape Movement. Brendan Jamison, Exhibition Curator

 

 

DEEP RED GLOW by Ciaran Magill

oil on canvas, 51 x 41 cm, framed. £800

 

“Deep Red Glow is like a vortex of energy, rotating through the sky, as if a volcanic eruption has sent the sky ablaze with crimson pulses. The deepness of the red can also be associated with the inside of the body, referencing the flow of blood through our veins, that inner life-force that flows through us, sometimes racing and volatile, other times steady. Part of the magic of this semi-abstract is the duality in which it both encapsulates the microscopic world and the world beyond. The imagery seems to oscillate between biology, geology and cosmology. Is something forming before our eyes, or is it dissolving? An image of the red planet, Mars? A roaring red forest blaze? A sunset storm over the ocean? A tornado ripping up the surface of a field? A river of molten lava tumbling towards us? A beating heart? It can be all of these things and so much more. The reward of an ambiguous image is the way in which it can excite our mind to make sense of the visual language. This is contemporary painting at its most engaging.” Brendan Jamison, Exhibition Curator

 

 

 

 

 

GHOSTS by Ciaran Magill

oil on canvas, 76 x 61 cm, framed. £1600

 

TIMES by Ciaran Magill

oil on canvas, 76 x 61 cm, framed. £1600

 

SUN IN THE EAST by Ciaran Magill

oil on canvas, 51 x 41 cm. £800

 

SILENT by Ciaran Magill

oil on canvas, 35 x 45 cm, framed. £600

 

EERIE GLOW by Ciaran Magill

oil on canvas, 35 x 45 cm, framed. £600

 

TURQUOISE GLOW by Ciaran Magill

oil on canvas, 35 x 45 cm, framed. £600

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography © Ciaran Magill and Brendan Jamison 2009-2022

 

HOME PAINTINGS DRAWINGS ABSTRACTS SALES ROOM CV REVIEWS CONTACT