We are delighted to hear that former Student Jack Kenny’s artwork features in the Saatchi Gallery in London. This is a huge accolade for Jack who studied GCSE and A Level in New-Bridge Integrated College. Mrs McKeown, Art Department is extremely proud of Jack’s success. Jack’s work has also appeared in the Tate Gallery. We would like to congratulate Jack on his amazing achievements and look forward to catching up with him soon.
Jack KennyBorn in United Kingdom. Lives in: Newry
Studied in New-Bridge Integrated College and University of Ulster
‘My work focuses on circumstances that have been; the works are like objects of mourning of moments in time that are unreachable to us again. Unlike history painting, my works don’t talk to the viewer about a past event, but explore the changes from them. I want to show that we are all moving from an 0rdered state to a disordered state, showing a one direction flow to time for example, ageing.
I want to make a series of paintings exploring entropy and how everything is becoming less and less ordered. What got me interested in the
chaos of time was the 1968 film ‘The Planet of the Apes’. The film is set on a futuristic version of earth as a ruined wasteland . Time as a one way
directional flow is always present in the movies landscape and story, and I want to communicate how this change affects our everyday life, at a personal scale. Even to the point to which our food has a sell by date’.