The Tragedy & Wonder of Valerie Hegarty’s ‘Destroyed’ Art

Valerie Hegarty’s artwork of destruction involves taking reconstructed masterpieces or other works that evoke a sense of history or myth, and then creating a kind of falsified ruination or destruction. A colonial ship, for example, will appear to be sinking outside its canvas. Not only is there beauty in the destruction and decay but the works arouse a sense of tragedy and wonder.

To find out more about Hegarty and her work visit her profile at the Saatchi Gallery.

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