Structure and chaos as well as chance and transition are relevant to my work. Structured and predictable marks stand in dynamic relationship to those formed out of chaos. They reflect natural forms and movement - universally chaotic patterns. The patterns seen in a square metre of mud etched by seawater are replicated in the ‘cut’ of a river delta seen via a camera in space. Liquid pigment settling across canvas or aluminium echoes these natural processes in the world. My work has developed into pouring paint and washes of pigment, allowing the settled result to sit against structured areas and formal lines and marks. I work on paintings sequentially, developing the painting process experimentally. I try to keep my hand as invisible as possible in each work, to allow the pigment to find its natural position against the structure of the canvas or frame. The emblematic quality of marks can lead in many associative directions – visual, emotional, cognitive - yet the often apparently insignificant marks made in the process of production, anchor the viewer to the tangible reality of pigment and surface - the here and now.
Biography: Paul studied at St Martin’s School of Art, London (Foundation Year) and Kingston upon Hull Regional College of Art where he gained a BA (Hons) Fine Art in 1975. He is an Associate Member of Green Door Studios, Kendal, Cumbria. Recent solo exhibitions include: Williamson Gallery, Lancaster 2001 Seatoller Barn, Lake District National Park 2001 Sun Street Studios, Lancaster, 2002 Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria 2002 Pinfold Gallery, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria 2003 Brewery arts Centre, Kendal, 2004 Recent group exhibitions include: Kendal Windows on Art 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Dukes Theatre, Lancaster 2000 Green Door Studios Annual Exhibition 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Williamson Gallery, Lancaster 2000, 2003 Green Door Studios 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Whale Tail Caf?, Lancaster 2001 Harris Community Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire 2001 Stockport Open 2001 Sefton Open 2001 Astley Open, Chorley 2002 Brewery Open, Kendal 2002, 2003 Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, 2003 Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, 2004
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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