The 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize has been awarded to Jack Hickey
The 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize has been awarded to Jack Hickey for his painting My Time. Its subject is a woman lying, apparently on a bed, her eyes open, a blank green wall beyond her. Sparing in colour, it is rendered with dramatic chiaroscuro.
The artist says that he was attempting “to illuminate the emptiness at the centre of human relationships”. Born in Cobh, Co Cork, he graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2011.