Ken Hamilton

 

 The Card Player - Oil  on Board

 

Ken Hamilton has enlisted the values of both the Dutch and Italian Renaissance painters of the 15th and 16th centuries, ever since his training at the University of Ulster Belfast. He has rejected the trends of so-called contemporary art and sought to restore some of the ancient values of painting now discarded by so many.

 

It was here where he also delved into the study of the techniques, mediums and pigments employed so frequently by these masters. Light and shadow play a crucial role in creating highly realistic and almost idealised figures. A classical beauty is created with the use of traditional ochres and umbers, and this classical beauty is ultimately modernised with the inclusion of soft blush tones and golds. The use of gold, especially in his works entitled "La Reine De Saba" and "New Horizons" echoes Byzantine icons, capturing on canvas the same wonderful lustre of a mosaic.

 

'Quiet elegance' can describe the work of Ken Hamilton. A sense of wonder and questioning radiates from his work, as if his figures are lost in a maze of inward contemplation or thought. This same stillness appears to be drawn from the work of Dutch master, Johannes Vermeer. Hamilton himself describes his vision as "contemporary and also timeless; realistic yet representing an unreal world; almost touchable but totally beyond our reach; as plain as day but still mysterious."

 

Ken Hamilton's style can be described as a contemporary Renaissance; a modern "rebirth" of the ideals enlisted by the artists of the 15th and 16th centuries, going against the popular use of abstraction and distortion seen so frequently in modern and contemporary art.

 

Ken Hamilton was born in Nigeria, West Africa, where he lived until age 11, at which time he moved to Ireland and has remained ever since.

 
 

25 products in this category, displaying products 1 to 25.

  ARTIST/TITLE PRICE  
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Evening light, Gentle Breeze
Oil on Board, Framed
41cm x 30cm (16'' x 12'')

€9,500.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Girl with a Ruby Earring
Oil on Board, Framed
28cm x 23cm (11" x 9")

€6,950.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
The Coral Earring
Oil on Board, Framed
20.5cm x 25cm (8'' x 10'')

SOLD
€6,950.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
The Ruby Earring
Oil on Board, Framed
20.5cm x 25cm (8'' x 10'')

SOLD
€7,000.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Still Life
Oil on Board, Framed
41cm x 31cm (16" x 12")

SOLD
€4,900.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Morning Star
Oil on Board, Framed
51cm x 41cm ( 20'' x 16'')

€15,000.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Evensong for Laura
Oil on Board, Framed
40cm x 30cm (16" x 12")

SOLD
€25,000.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
The Mystery of Beauty
Oil on Board, Framed
41cm x 30cm (16" x 12")

SOLD
€15,000.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
The Lutenist's Ruby Earring
Oil on Board, Framed
29cm x 38cm (11.5" x 15")

SOLD
€15,000.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
The Spanish Girl
Oil on Board, Framed
41cm x 30cm (16" x 12")

SOLD
€15,000.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
The Lutenist
Oil on Board, Framed
30.5cm x 41cm (12'' x 16'')

SOLD
€15,500.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
La Reine De Saba
Oil on Board, Framed
26cm x 20cm (10'' x 8'')

SOLD
€7,900.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
New Horizons
Oil on Board, Framed
26cm x 20cm (10'' x 8'')

SOLD
€7,900.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
In Golden Recollections
Oil on Board, Framed
31cm x 25cm (12" x 10")

SOLD
€9,500.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Girl with Golden Braided Hair
Oil on Board, Framed
20cm x 25cm (8" x 10")

SOLD
€6,500.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Silver Afternoon
Oil on Board, Framed
25cm x 20cm (10" x 8")

SOLD
€7,900.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Esther
Oil on Board, Framed
25cm x 20cm

SOLD
€7,900.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Absent Love
Oil on Board, Framed
24cm x 19cm

SOLD
€7,900.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Nude
Oil on Board, Framed
33cm x 43cm (13" x 17")

SOLD
€10,500.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
The Lutenist
Oil on Board, Framed
29cm x 39cm

SOLD
€20,000.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
The Ruby Necklace
Oil on Board, Framed
31cm x 41cm

SOLD
€20,000.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
The Story Teller
Oil on Board, Framed
34cm x 44cm

SOLD
€20,000.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Dame En Bleu
Oil on Board, Framed
20cm x 25cm (8" x 10")

SOLD
€7,900.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Still Life with Blue Flowers
Oil Pastel on Paper, Framed
36cm x 46cm (14" x 18")

SOLD
€10,500.00
Ken Hamilton Ken Hamilton
Dawn
Limited Edition Print, Framed
43cm x 33cm (17" x 13")

€390.00
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