rory obrien - artist

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rory obrien - bio

Detail of Fetch painting

Rory OBrien is a Sydney artist who works across painting, photography and printmaking.

He has been taking low light and night photographs for years around the city and beaches, and uses this work as inspiration for his latest ongoing series of paintings called “Night light”. These enigmatic works often catch the play between natural and artificial light at dusk and beyond. The skies are the key to understanding these works and they convey much wonder and delight in the quiet night landscape.

Another current series of paintings explores the joy of his wife’s cupcakes. These little still life paintings capture sweetness and colour in playful little snapshots that say a lot about the pleasure that comes from creating and sharing.

Rory has been exhibiting his artwork since 1992, has had many solo shows of his printmaking and photography and has a Bachelor of Art (Visual Art) From Sydney's CIty Art Institute (now UNSW Art and Design).