Fractured Beauty

The Details

Name: Fractured Beauty

Created by: Keith Drury

Sponsor: O'Neills

Design Inspiration

This artwork of torn fragments represents the rebuilding of fractured lives. The fragments of memory are woven together, representing how memories can create a beautiful new life, albeit shaped by experiences of the past.
Elmer’s head and trunk features everyday experience from the oil-painted Frida series, whilst the rest of the artwork features life in cities, created in Drury’s signature style using 3D modelling.

About the Artist

Keith Drury (b1964) is a self-taught Northern Irish artist known for his vibrant urban cityscapes and landscapes created by 3D modelling. Each artwork takes months to create due to the complex modelling process and the high level of detail included. Most of the scenes include a red telephone box, a red post box and a clock which tells the same time. In 2010 Drury was commissioned to produce a public artwork featuring a collection of portraits interpreting the Irish history and heritage of Belfast. This mixed media piece is on permanent public display in Belfast City Hall. Drury’s work has also been featured on the BBC, ITV, the Irish Times and Private Eye. While he has presented work to royalty, presidents and high-profile celebrities, the beauty of Drury’s art is its widespread appeal – it can become a fascinating talking point in anyone’s home.

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