John Kirby
John Kirby, Dressing Up, 2014, Oil on canvas

John Kirby

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Biography

JOHN KIRBY (b 1949)

John Kirby has spent his artistic career stripping away the defences behind which adults have learned to hide. His paintings describe, allegorically, the suffering of people squeezed into the straightjackets of religious, sexual and social norms. His haunting paintings, peopled by hybrid child-adults and transgendered, doll-like figures, point out the flaws in our rose-tinted view of childhood, and suggest that the child inside us may not be such a carefree spirit after all.

Born in Liverpool, Kirby trained at Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States. 

Prints

John Kirby After Life, 2000
John Kirby, After Life, 2000
£ 1,000
John Kirby Mother and Child, 2004
John Kirby, Mother and Child, 2004
£ 1,000
John Kirby Man on a Swing, 2004
John Kirby, Man on a Swing, 2004
£ 1,500
John Kirby Waiting to go, 2004
John Kirby, Waiting to go, 2004
£ 1,000
John Kirby Untitled, 2016
John Kirby, Untitled, 2016
£ 2,950
John Kirby Good Girl, 2016
John Kirby, Good Girl, 2016
£ 2,950

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