Kevin Booth’s artistic practice includes both visual art and writing. Originally from New Zealand, with a postgraduate BA (Hons) in Comparative Literatures from Auckland University (2008), he has had four plays professionally produced and published five books, both fiction and non-fiction. In 2018, he studied oil painting under Josep Ma Cabané at Barcelona’s Escola Massana, and never looked back. While he continues to write, visual art has become his primary focus in a practice encompassing oils and mixed media: charcoal, coloured inks, acrylic and gold leaf.
Some of the works on show come from his Fight! series – the impetus for these arose from feelings of anger and impotence at the Covid-19 pandemic, which sent most of the world into lockdown. Other works, including those from the After Sex series, portray men in more intimate settings, moments when they are at their most vulnerable.