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The artist known as Guggi is the same Guggi who until 1984 regularly got all dolled up and pranced about as part of the theatrical Irish post-punks the Virgin Prunes. These days his paintings reveal a much more reflective personality. Indeed the recurring images tend to be more intimately domestic than spectacularly rock’n’roll. A series of clay resin and fibreglass sculptural bowls echo the simple vessels that have recurred throughout his work for years. His paintings look carefully improvised, as if one evocative lead is followed by another in a process of almost poetic free association. While the most recent paintings include fragments of poised text and experiments with painterly graphics that might hark back to his formative punk years, there remains throughout a subtle air of intimate and meditative composure. (Photo: PR / Kerlin Gallery)