Flowers Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent paintings by renowned Welsh artist Kevin Sinnott. The title of the exhibition, Liebestod (which translates from the German as 'love' and 'death') is also the title of a central monumental painting, Sinnott's largest and most ambitious work to date.
Sinnott describes the scale and theme of Liebestod as "operatic" in its exploration of the tragedy of human love, fusing a personal iconography with references to the legendary doomed lovers Tristan and Isolde. The painting features a recurring motif in Sinnott's work, a supine male figure held in the arms of a woman, recalling the art historical subject of the Pietà. This theme appears in several other paintings in this exhibition such as Strong Woman, and Fallen Man, and is subverted in Goddess of the Dawn, where an upturned figure is held by his boots, the rest of his body appearing nebulous in a flurry of gestural brushwork.