Geoffrey Key is widely considered to be one of the UK’s most important contemporary artists. His strong, dynamic figures and dreamlike compositions have earned him many admirers. As a result, his paintings can be found in galleries and collections around the world.
Key was elected to membership of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts in 1968 and went on to become a prize winner in 1971. His career as an artist now spans five decades.
Art with Heart
In the first fourteen weeks of the coronavirus lockdown, Geoffrey Key painted thirty heads. His exploration of isolation considers the effects of being totally alone, capturing private moments of desperation.
Striking, Surreal Compositions
Geoffrey Key is best known for his bold use of colour, fine draughtsmanship and strong imagination. His masterly use of form, texture, light and colour brings distinctive character to his artworks.
Movement and rhythm, space and depth, growth and structure, harmony and contrast, noise and calm… his paintings reverberate with these qualities.
Part 1 of The Key Decades
Geoffrey Key visits his inspirational Whiteley Nab hill as part of a feature documentary written and directed by Gaius Brown & Nick Brown.
The great artist in his studio putting the finishing touches to another masterpiece.
NEW – ISOLATED HEADS BOOK
In the first fourteen weeks of the coronavirus lockdown, Geoffrey Key painted thirty heads. His exploration of isolation considers the affects of being totally alone, capturing private moments of desperation.
This extraordinary series of paintings is a lasting record of what we all went through, distilled on thirty faces that represent so many more.
Infinite Jest: Artist Geoffrey Key
then nothing will, and you will be missing a big slice of life.”
Xanthos sculptor: Bronze 1980