Jack Hickey was born in 1988 in the small town of Cobh. http://www.jackhickey.ie/index.html
He studied Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork and graduated in 2011.
His work attempts to illuminate the emptiness at the centre of human relationships, the inherent lack of meaningful interaction between different people, different sexes and different realities. The open space in the work represents the distance between individuals, the unsaid and the unrequited.
It is an example of a void inherent in a modern, socially fractured world, where true human contact has become illusive, almost impossible. His paintings strive to show the hole at the centre, the empty room within, the point where unease begins.