Irish contemporary artist Gordon Harris is regarded as one Irelandís most promising figurative painters. Harris is recognised for his highly refined, meticulously detailed, richly coloured and translucently layered paintings. Primarily using the medium of oil to paint his large-scale paintings, which are finished with gold & silver leaf, he is an inspiring artist with a fascinating technique.
His main objective is to render the soul within. He studies his subjects with enormous intensity giving each portrait a strong intimate closeness. He seeks harmony between the natural and conceptual to create works that are provocative and dramatic. Through his works Harris invites us to take a closer look whilst he tries to hypnotize you with the emotion and humanity of his paintings until he completely captures your attention.
Harris has won numerous awards, exhibited in The National Gallery of Ireland, the RHA Dublin & was shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017 & Savills Prize 2018. His works are held in public & private collections in Ireland, United Kingdom, Japan, the USA and Monaco.