A former, now retired barrister from Kimmage who uses an ancient medium made from milk to paint with, will exhibit his work at Art Source at the RDS.

David Goldberg has used his retirement to concentrate on his flourishing talent and passion for art and has become the only artist in the Republic to use casein, an ancient medium made from milk to paint.

The use of casein is said to date all the way back to pre-historic times, in which artists used milk in their cave-painting mediums. In some cases, it’s even suspected that human milk may have been used.

David said: “It is the world’s oldest [painting] medium but very few use it any more as it’s very hard to work with.”

Speaking about what inspired him to start working with the old-fashioned medium, David said: “Sometimes you get a whim and I went with it and started working with Casein and I just loved the quality of the results on landscapes and still life.

“It’s difficult to use and to control as it dries almost instantly but the results are beautiful.”
Irish art lovers will have the chance to get their hands on 100 pieces of original artwork for €100 – as well as unique works by Andy Warhol – at the RDS’ Art Source.

Over 15,000 people are expected to view exhibits from artists across all genres at the event, which features over 175 contemporary artists and galleries.

Among the artists featured at Art Source alongside David is Pop Art sensation Cavanagh Foyle, an aviation lawyer known for her provocative and colourful mixed media paintings.

Gormley’s Fine Art will be featuring a rare iconic collection of Ingrid Bergman prints by Andy Warhol as part of a US Pop Art exhibition at the show, which also features Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana and Jean Michelle Basqiat.

The show will feature a decade of live music display from renowned music photographer, Dubliner Ruth Medjber, who has just finished Arcade Fire’s European Tour and has been signed up to shoot Glastonbury for the BBC.

Art Source will take place at the RDS, Dublin, from November 9th to 11th.