...perhaps, seeming to echo the artist’s inner existential examinations.
Upon first meeting, Paul is more likely to tell you he’s a builder rather than an artist and despite his success remains endearingly modest. His mischievous playfulness, and rough-edged directness belies a compassionate sensitivity. ‘I probably hide a lot of stuff’, he acknowledges, ‘and in the paintings, the truth comes out.’ Fascinated by the dualities of life, he returns often to themes of love, loss, and sexual fantasy – particularly in private commissions, where history unfolds more freely.
‘Who’s Got The Power Now?’ (opposite) is a poetic rumination on judgement and perception. A clown as the misfit standout, yet illuminated under a solitary light, he is simply outstanding. The maverick versus the sheep. Taking the concept further, Paul developed a series of holographic paintings. Inspired by Dali’s ‘Swans Reflecting Elephants’, they flood the senses with four-dimensional stimuli to neutralise attention spans, and strengthen visual filters.