4 of the artworks on newspapers are in the Annette & Peter Nobel Collection. We are very thankful to Annette & Peter Nobel & their wonderful assistant & art historian Hanspeter Portmann for adding these works in 2016 to their collection of Art on newspapers along with works from Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies & many other great artists who we at Momalemon Gallery adore.
We also wish to thank Beate Elsen Schwedler, curator of the Collection Würth, who chose paintings of Pete Kilkenny to be incorporated into the catalogue and exhibition "Menagerie" back in 2013 who we are greatly indebted to. This of course is a highly regarded reference to the quality of Pete Kilkenny’s painting.
Neither of the above came to Pete Kilkenny looking for art. It was he who brought his art to them. So in a way, prior to working with Momalemon, Pete Kilkenny had been his own gallerist. There is an expression in german, „hartnäckig", which means persistent, tenacious, stubborn even. Pete Kilkenny is all of these. He says that the content mind will not get an artist far. It’s when you have no alternatives left that you must be an artist. It‘s a case of all or nothing. Art is essential and as Pete Kilkenny points out, artistic endeavour was prior to religious behaviour, before religions could develop humans were already depicting images of symbolic nature which is basically what art is, religiously speaking. Art is an act of creation. Creating and constantly recreating the world endlessly.
Getting to know the Würth family was a path of many persistent steps and finally the adamance of Pete Kilkenny led to his painting, "Sevilla", being noticed and finally being shown in the exhibition, „Menagerie„, works of art from the Würth Collection following the animal theme. In an interview with, „Momalemon„, Pete Kilkenny explains how meaningful this was for him to be part of a collection of animals captured by the Reinhold Würth Family.
„After all it‘s all we have left of our earliest ancestors to go on. A few scratched surfaces in various caves around the world, of mostly animals, with Adam & Eve nowhere to be seen.“
Thank you Beate for fulfilling Pete Kilkenny’s dream. As curator of the exhibition "Menagerie" it was you who chose the painting "Sevilla" to be on the inside front cover first page of the catalogue along with works by Segantini, Max Liebermann, Heinrich von Zügel, Georg Baselitz, Picasso and many other prominent artists.
„Nature or Whim“, Pete Kilkenny‘s painting of a bull, could be seen hanging beside such artists as Joseph Beuys, Georg Baselitz & Picasso.
Thank you Marion Würth for aquiring six of Pete Kilkenny’s paintings to date.
1962 Born in Yorkshire England of Irish stock.
1976 first experiments with painting, etching and silk screen printmaking
1978-80 Design and Technology School - Worked with wood, plastic and metal, further developing a major interest for etching and silk screen printmaking.
1980-81 Foundation course in Art - Etching, Litho- and silk screen printing, Drawing, Photography, Art History
1981-84 Bachelor of Art Diploma in Fine Art at Newcastle University - Painting and Printmaking
1984-1987 travelled extensively through Europe, Greece, Israel and Asia as a Street musician, writing nonsense and trying to make sense of it all and painting.
seit 1987 in Deutschland freischaffender Künstler
Since 2018 represented by Momalemon Gallery.
Germany • Scotland • Bali
2013 - 2014 Teilnahme an der Ausstellung "Menagerie" Tierschau aus der Sammlung Würth - Kunsthalle Würth in Schwäbisch Hall
2016 - Veröffentlichung im Katalog von 4 neu erworbenen Werken zu der Ausstellung "Press Art" 28. Mai - 14. Aug 2016 Eine Ausstellung von Werke aus der Sammlung Annette and Peter Nobel im Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI Lugano)
Arbeiten in Sammlungen
- Reinhold Würth
- Peter Nobel
Arbeiten in Öffentlichen Besitz
- Stadt Burghausen
Ein Jahr lange Serie auf das Titelblatt der Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 19. Oktober 2012 bis 18. Oktober 2013
Live zu Gast im Studio bei Servus TV, Red Bull Fernsehen, Salzburg - mit Filmaufnahmen im Atelier Tittmoning - Oktober 2013
Gast bei Achim Bogdahn Eins zu Eins. Der Talk. Bayern 2 Radio - Februar 2014
Im Bayerischen Fernsehen "Auf dem grünen Teppich“ - Porträt der Kuhmaler - Juli 2014
Artist in Residence auf der Burg Tittmoning - 2014
Neue Atelier in Burghausen - 2015
Exhibition "The Power of Cow" Bauerngerätemuseum Ingolstadt 2. April bis 2. Juli 2017
Exhibition "Alles ist Vergänglich, nur der Kuhschwanz, der bleibt länglich" mit Friedrich Voltz Ausstellung 25. August bis 3. Oktober 2017 - eine gemeinsame Ausstellung mit Werke von Pete Kilkenny und Werke aus der Nachlass Friedrich Voltz zu seinen 200ster Geburtstag - auf der Burg Tittmoning