You watch, immersed in beautifully distilled skies which hark back to Kavanagh’s earlier work but these skies are darker, broodier. The subtle tones create a glow of colour, a depth which slowly draws you in. Once caught your gaze is lost to a dance, a duet with light. The source is focused and yet dispersed in a reflective game, a juxtaposition of control and imagination. The paintings invite you to join them in their dance, demand your participation. Every step is coloured with new depth, a new gravitational pull, an elemental storm of light and colour.
Purer than any sunset, drawing the essential from the daily beauty of a screaming sun, distilling it, pacifying it, taming it. The result is, in each painting, a unique representation of that which is essential, universal. Drawing you into a new language, building upon nature’s vocabulary, embroidering it and allowing you to enter a new dialogue. With these paintings Kavanagh has pushed his paintings in powerful new directions. Catching a glimpse of the unknown through the known, exposed to the tranquillity of the Kantian sublime you can breathe in and capture the infinite in one gaze.