Painting by QSS artist Craig Donald featured in The Sunday Independent

Painting by QSS artist Craig Donald featured in The Sunday Independent

‘Oswald Glitch’ is currently on show in the RHA Annual Exhibition in Dublin. In the article by Niall MacMonagle Donald notes that the painting began with a photo – he had a ‘semi-informed knowledge of Oswald’s life viewed through the lens of the Kennedy assassination. It’s one of those ‘whirlpools’ of history, it refuses to stay ‘fixed. I used a close-up of Oswald being led by policemen. The composition had a sort of pin-up’ feel, something that strangely linked into the tension between fame and infamy. I placed him on a neutral background (the T-short was his own!), gave him the spotlight. However, I wasn’t setting out to produce something iconographic. I wanted to imbue a feeling of instability in the figure, the instability in his narrative, his charahter, his sanity…’

The RHA Annual exhibition continues until 10th August, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2.