Citadel painting at ROUND, Opera Festival Exhibition, Wexford
I am delighted to have been invited to participate in ROUND, Opera Festival Exhibition, Wexford – An exhibition of original round artworks at The Saturday Gallery, 88 South Main Street, Wexford – opening Saturday October 10th at 4pm. The exhibition includes hundreds of artworks from local, national and international artists. All artworks are for sale at €100 or less. All welcome – with the exception of squares. Wine served. – It’s a Cultural Imperative thing!
The new painting Citadel which I created for this exhibtion is part of a series of paintings I am developing based on images of artificial islands being built by China over five hundred miles off their coast in contested waters. The islands are created by moving sediment from the seafloor to a reef and construction includes built port facilities, military buildings and airstrips. The speed and scale of the building spree is somewhat alarming and is straining geopolitical tensions that are already taut.