Karl Hagan

Karl Hagan, Nevada, painting, oil on linen, 30 x 40 x 2 cm

Year: 2022

Medium(s): oil on linen

 

This artwork is currently at Gallery 545’s office and it can be viewed at short notice. Contact the gallery to arrange a viewing. 

£350.00

Shipping - Collected from the gallery’s office in 1-3 business days. Shipped in 3-5 business days from Northern Ireland, UK.

Return - This work is eligible for return

Artist - Selected Recognitions

  • Award-winning artists (Royal Ulster Academy Award for Outstanding Student)
  • Artist in Residence, University of Ulster, Belfast
  • Artworks in public collection (University of Ulster, Belfast & Arts Council of Northern Ireland)

Further information

This work is currently part of Art500 Group Exhibition ONLINE. Visit the exhibition page.


Karl Hagan has recently added this and other pieces to a strong body of work inspired by images of bomb tests, observations on the destructive power of explosions, and reflections upon past and present threats to our society.

‘Nevada is a painting based on the American test site near Las Vegas, where hundreds of nuclear bomb tests were carried out from the ‘50s until the ‘90s. It is a mushroom cloud in a barren desert landscape made up of expressive brush strokes, contrasted against a still hazy blue sky.’ Karl Hagan

Karl Hagan's paintings draw inspiration and evoke atrocities caused by conflicts and the use of dangerous weapons. In his captivating figurative or abstract works these atrocities are not explicitly represented, but are subtly evoked or even hinted, thus leaving the works open to different interpretations. 

Find out more about Karl Hagan and his work on the artist's page.