Frank Kiely

Glories of The Past, Citadel of The Future

Charlotte Road   |   Solo Exhibition   |   17.01.09 – 14.02.09

Tea Building
Frank Kiely, 2008
Watercolour, ink, tea
21.5 x 28 cm
Commercial Street
Frank Kiely, 2008
Watercolour, ink on paper
22 x 32 cm
Town Hall – Food Hall
Frank Kiely, 2008
Watercolour, ink on paper
28 x 20.5 cm
Night Walker, Bishopsgate
Frank Kiely, 2009
Watercolour, ink on paper
22 x 32 cm
Fountain
Frank Kiely, 2008
Watercolour, ink on paper
22 x 32 cm
Liverpool Street
Frank Kiely, 2008
Watercolour, ink on paper
36 x 41.5 cm
Liverpool Street Station Entrance
Frank Kiely, 2008
Watercolour, ink on paper
20.5 x 28 cm
Geffrye Museum
Frank Kiely, 2008
Watercolour, ink on paper
32 x 22 cm
Citadel, City Road
Frank Kiely, 2008
Watercolour, ink, carbon on paper
22 x 32 cm
Broadgate
Frank Kiely, 2008
Watercolour, ink on paper
20.5 x 28 cm

FERREIRA PROJECTS is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Frank Kiely, Glories of The Past, Citadel of The Future.

Kiely is known for his output of iconic prints and drawings of familiar London cultural symbols, which frequently contain hidden visual puns and elements. In this exhibition Kiely will be creating a series of paintings of familiar locaclities in and around the Shoreditch and City precinct using predominantly watercolours. This departure from print and drawing offers Kiely the opportunity to further develop and master a new medium.

Kiely will also produce an interactive cityscape wall drawing with an emphasis on visual play. The large-scale drawing will be based on the landscape of the Shoreditch area to create a dialogue with the local community. It will incorporate hidden details, inviting the viewer to interpret and reinterpret the drawing as they locate them.

Kiely states: “London is in a constant state of flux. Since Roman times the city has been built and rebuilt time and time again. These days the buzzword is redevelopment and I find it fascinating what happens to forgotten parts of London when people put their minds together. What I like about redevelopment is the concern for preserving what is there while adding something completely new that changes the space forever”.

I intend to capture this redevelopment in its tracks, before the scenes become as well known as the Kings Road, Carnaby Street and Portobello Road. I want to catch these places with their pants half down.”