Approved: 07.03.2008

Paul Bennett

Artist

Approved: 07.03.2008

~~With global representation, international fine artist Paul Bennett specialises in contemporary semi-abstract seascapes and landscapes and also distinctive portraiture. The two themes are very different in mood, style and perspective, but both endeavour to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation. The intention is to create from memory to produce

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  • Location: Kendal, North West
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
  • Tags: Landscape, Seascape, Abstract, Expressionism, Contemporary, Painting, Sky, Sea, Scape
 
 

Biography

~~With global representation, international fine artist Paul Bennett specialises in contemporary semi-abstract seascapes and landscapes and also distinctive portraiture. The two themes are very different in mood, style and perspective, but both endeavour to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation. The intention is to create from memory to produce finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational.
The advance of digital imagery signifies that almost anything is possible within the realm of our visual imagination. It has been Bennett's aim to create work that is most definitely painted; accomplished by using rich textures, multiple layers, poured paint and brush/palette knife marks. This becomes a way of escaping the everyday, mass produced visuals that we are constantly exposed to and the way in which we now digest and assimilate our visual world. His approach is to record and comment on things that are more than visually apparent: to tease out more than the eye can see, to draw people in and invite them to experience – not just consume – an image.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2001 - BA Hons in Fine Art, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham Solo exhibitions 2011 - Paul Bennett, F.A. Gallery, Taipei City, Taiwan 2011 - Uninvisable, Lowry Hotel, Manchester 2010 - A Sense of Place, Zuma, Brighton 2010 - Paul Bennett Seascapes, Tighnabruaich Gallery, Scotland 2008 - Solo Show, Diesel House, West London Group exhibitions 2011 - Debut Contemporary, Debut Contemporary, Notting Hill, London 2011 - Hidden Portraits, View Gallery, Bristol 2010 - Affordable Art Fair Bristol, The Old Passenger Shed, Bristol 2010 - Affordable Art Fair London, Battersea Park, London 2010 - ARTSPACE 2010, Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames 2010 - Bays and Beaches, Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall 2010 - No Title, Open Space Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall 2009 - Human - Works by Paul Bennett and Steve yates, The Art Lounge, Birmingham 2009 - No Title, Granger Gallery, Whitstable 2009 - Open Gallery, Chameleon Gallery, Brighton 2009 - Paul Bennett and Ellie Good, Lauderdale House, Archway, London 2001 - Raw Canvas, Old Aldwich Tube st, Central London