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Matt Keane Interview

Matt Keane meets … Ken O’Neill: a design on success

“ALL men are equal on the turf – and under it,” a philosopher once said. Whilst aspects of the latter part of the epithet are unarguable, I have always viewed the basic concept with misgivings. No so with Ken O’Neill.

His perceptive, penetrative and sometimes savage and spellbinding paintings are composed and crafted without fear or favour. Happily his reaction to his work is ultimately benign.

In fact Ken, an archetypal modern artist is so erudite, worldly-wise and socially aware he could easily switch comfortably to a career in diplomacy if he so wished. Continue reading…