A series of 12
new limited edition prints by JB Vallely. Released to coincide
with the publication of "Retrospective" and a major
exhibition in Belfast. Available indivually or as a specially
packaged set of 12.
JB Vallely is one of Ireland's
most productive painters. Born in Armagh in 1941, it is that
city which he has made his home and in which he has raised his
family and produced the bulk of his work. Unlike his illustrious
artistic predecessor there, John Luke, he has given most of his
visual attention not to place or topography, but to people. And,
rather like William Conor's dancers, JB Vallely's subjects are
not passive either. They are busy, and engaged in specific
things, all of these to do with aesthetic and psychological endeavour. The
greater theme in his work is Traditional Music, another significant
dimension is sport, and there are lesser tropes around aspects
of culture such as mythology, history and customs.
These prints are
a celebration of JB Vallely's life and work. The works
presented are but a small part of his output, but have been
chosen to display variations in topic, stylistic execution
and chromatic variation in the painter's engagement with his
community through art.
All prints are available