David Goldberg - Local artist to exhibit work at RDS Art Fair this month

By Samantha Derenthal

David Goldberg from Kimmage used his retirement to concentrate on his lifelong passion for art and became the only artist in the republic to use Casein paint.

David, a former barrister, who uses an ancient medium (casein) made from milk to paint will exhibit his work at Ireland’s premier art fair ‘Art Source’ at the RDS from November 9-11.

Yellow Field Ticknock

An exhibit of David Goldberg's work

The use of casein dates all the way back to prehistoric times, in which artists used milk (possibly human milk) in their cave-painting mediums. Casein was popular in Egypt 3,000 years ago and used in Etruscan art 1,500 years ago, it is fast-drying, durable and permanent.

“It is the world’s oldest medium, but very few use it anymore as it’s very hard to work with.

“Sometimes you get a whim and I went with it and started working with Casein and I just loved the quality of the results on landscapes and still life. It’s difficult to use and to control as it dries almost instantly, but the results are beautiful,” David says.

Over 15,000 people are expected to view exhibits from artists across all genres at the biggest art event of the year which features over 75 contemporary artists and galleries over two floors showcasing painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art.

From cutting edge contemporary art, realism and portraiture, to abstract art and landscapes, Art Source 2018 will showcase it all in one place and give visitors a fantastic opportunity to meet the artists and to buy directly from them.

There is also an opportunity for visitors to own a piece of original artwork in Art Source’s unique 100 for €100 project, with pieces available on a first-come first-served basis.

Among the artists featured are Pop Art sensation Cavanagh Foyle, an aviation lawyer who is fast gaining an international following for her provocative and colourful mixed media paintings. Gormley’s Fine Art will be featuring a rare iconic collection of Ingrid Bergman prints by Andy Warhol as part of a US Pop Art exhibition at the show, which also features Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana and Jean Michelle Basquait.

This show will feature a decade of live music display from renowned music photographer, Dublin’s Ruth Medjber, who has just finished Arcade Fire’s European tour and has been signed up to shoot Glastonbury for the BBC.

There is a huge emphasis on visitor involvement at Art Source, and this year the show features a number of amazing attractions for children over two floors, including a Superhero Transformation Station.

Art Source takes place at the RDS,  from November 9-11, admission is €10 for adults, €8 for OAPs and children under 16 free only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Opening times: 11am-9pm on Friday November 9, 10am-6pm on Saturday November 10 and 10am-6pm on Sunday Nov 11 (final day). For more information visit http://www.artsource.ie

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