Robbie O’Keeffe is a painter based in London. He has exhibited in various shows including New Contemporaries 2017 and Deptford X fringe festival 2018. His painterly style has been described as visual music in which he builds layers of space and colour on a small scale. Although inspired by personal insights of places, seen in pier motifs and city and domestic scenes, the artist’s works often pull towards poetic, emotional notions. O’Keeffe is now a studio holder in Brixton, and will be included in the Ingram Prize 2020.
In recent these works, O’Keeffe aims to embed beauty and a quality of unfoundedness arising from a poetic outlook, supporting the notion of painting conveying a gravitas that supports prolonged contemplation. In the vein of Giorgio Morandi’s “composition that communicates a sense of tranquillity and privacy” they aim to be universally embracing in their rejection of political or controversial narrative, yet the possibilities of the metaphysical open up.