A recurrent theme in Des Kilfeather's art is the philosophical exploration of ethics, greed, power, ambition, jealousy, apathy and time. Counterbalanced with poetic narratives of love, optimism and humour.

Along with research, starkly and dramatically contrasting personal experiences inform Des' work. These are the main source of inspiration for the expression of doubt and optimism in his paintings.

Des studied fine art photography at the University of Brighton, aesthetics, painting and drawing at the Edward James Trust's West Dean College, (University of Sussex), and was awarded a Masters Degree in Fine Art by the University of Portsmouth.

Des has been selected for the UK National Open Art exhibitions twice in recent years and was awarded a prize in 2010. He also received an unsolicited invite to be a member artist of the Florence Biennale, exhibiting in 2013, which includes a lifetime invite to exhibit at that Biennale. Anish Kapoor received his lifetime achievement award at this exhibition.

Des is a community volunteer and educator at Pallant House Gallery collaborating with artists with specials needs and on research programmes, including as a member of the team leading dementia friendly collection engagement talks, (similar to critique), for the public.

Des is happy to consider fine art photography commissions and mentors artists on evaluating the philosophy behind their art and how to talk about it.

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West Sussex

Eagle Brewery Yard
BN18 9FJ

Telephone: 07795 342 662
Email: des@deskilfeather.com
Website: http://www.deskilfeather.com/new_2016_2017.html

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Dublin Writers Museum extend Des Kilfeathers exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2012-04-18T00:00:00Z">Wed 18 Apr 2012</span>Dublin Writers Museum extend Des Kilfeathers exhibition / Wed 18 Apr 2012

The Dublin Writers Museum, Parnell Square, Dublin, have extended Des Kilfeather's exhibition from the 19th May to the end of June. The exhibition, ...

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Des Kilfeather new exhibition at Portsmouth Central Library / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2012-10-01T00:00:00Z">Mon 01</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2012-10-31T00:00:00Z">Wed 31 Oct 2012</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Des Kilfeather new exhibition at Portsmouth Central Library / Mon 01 to Wed 31 Oct 2012 (1 month)

James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A Visual Response A Travelling Exhibition by Des Kilfeather This body of work by Des Kil...

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