The Old Market House Arts Centre, Lower Main Street, Dungarvan is pleased to present its new free art exhibition of landscape paintings by Waterford based artist, Uri Blayer, from March 2nd to April 22nd, 2023.
Blayer was born in Israel in 1971 and began painting landscapes from an early age, including several years living in, and painting, the Israeli desert. After studying art professionally in New York under the guidance of late Professor Lennart Anderson and the Art Students League, Blayer moved to Hawaii. There he continued his work as a landscape painter though also began developing works inspired by the sea.
In 2020 Blayer and his wife moved to county Waterford and he has been painting the local scenery, land and sea, as much as possible ever since.
Uri Blayer has exhibited at The Royal Ulster Museum Belfast, Boyle Arts Festival Roscommon, The Mall Galleries London, Rothschild Gallery Tel Aviv and currently has work on display at Taylor Galleries Dublin.
Describing his work and process, Blayer says, “I paint from observation only, and must spend time on each location in order to get the essence and to translate it in visual pictorial language. I honestly believe the works have the strength to speak for themselves. If looking at my painting feels to you as if you are literally facing mother nature, as if you are really there, it means for me that something in the painting works really well.
“I always start and finish a painting on location, even when I work on a large canvas, all my paintings are oil on canvas. I would carry it along with my supplies, easel and palette, to a specific location day after day, sometimes week after week, returning to the same location at the same time of day until the painting is done. To me, the act of spending time in front of nature for hours, days and weeks, observing subtle changes, is essential for simplification, abstraction and for achieving intimacy in painting.”
The exhibition is open to the public from March 2nd 2023 and is free to attend, all are welcome.
The Old Market House Arts Centre in Dungarvan is open Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm (lunchtime close 1.30 to 2.30pm) and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm.
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