Les Artistes

"States of Mind" january - march 2014

Born in 1949 in England. Lives and works in London.

John Kirby came to art relatively late in his life, but nevertheless he assembled an impressive body of work encompassing both painting and sculpture. His major influences are fellow artists Balthus and Edward Hopper. Kirby’s creations address themes of gender, religion, growing up, race, and sexuality. He explores his own complex relationship with each of these subject matters and at the same time he invites the viewer to reflect on everyone’s struggle to fit into social norms.