ROAD studios Associate Artist Kenneth J O’Hare aged 68 passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Liverpool on 9th April 1952- 11th Aug 2020.
His last show Revolving Doors presented by ROAD Studios at West Kirby Arts Centre, Wirral. 22 Feb– 15 June 2020.
Ken O’Hare studied a BA Hons in Fine Art at John Moores University 1996-1999 then went on to work at the first Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art as part of the Voluntary team setting up the show in Exchange flags then taking the role as a gallery assistant.
Then in 2000 – 2002, he was part of the European Funded Draw lab that made artist in residents in ST. Helens College, this time helped him define his painting styles to a higher level he also had a solo show in Liverpool independents Biannual at George Henry Lee in Oct 2018. He was a teacher this quiet man with a warm nature is survived by His Twin Brother Brian O’Hare.
I have experimented in depicting the city by studying the effects of light on glass, how light is reflected or absorbed. Through my art I am endeavouring to capture the city, its geometric forms and space within, with its facades of glass and geometric shapes, that appear to suspend or fall from the sky, reflecting and absorbing energy and light.
Through my art
In my work, each frame of glass contains a minimalist image in three-dimensional space, each frame harmonising with its neighbour, collectively forming a final painting, which I hope gives the viewer a meditative and spiritual experience. Viewing a modern city from afar becomes almost a meditative experience, one hears no noise nor sees no people, buildings stand as megalith structures that tower silently above the horizon, the viewer is confronted by a geometry of horizontal and vertical lines. As technology advances glass has become an integral part of architects’ designs, exploiting its potential to its limits, creating structures where people live and work. I have experimented in depicting the city by studying the effects of light on glass, how light is reflected or absorbed. I am endeavoring to capture the city, its geometric forms and space within with its facades of glass and geometric shapes, that appear to suspend or fall from the sky, reflecting and absorbing energy and light.