Approved: 16.08.2006

Paul Critchley

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts :
Perspective, its use and abuse, is at the core of my paintings, as can be seen from my paintings of interiors, such as 'Rauric 12', and in exteriors, both urban landscapes such as 'La Casa Blanca' and landscapes such as 'Early Summer'. 

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    Biography

    Concepts :
    Perspective, its use and abuse, is at the core of my paintings, as can be seen from my paintings of interiors, such as 'Rauric 12', and in exteriors, both urban landscapes such as 'La Casa Blanca' and landscapes such as 'Early Summer'. 

    The definition of realism takes on a new meaning when the paintings are shaped in perspective because a 'realistic' painting in a square or rectangle relies on the acceptance by the viewer that they are looking at an illusion presented to them in an arbitrarily imposed shape. But when a painting is shaped to look like the object represented when seen in perspective, such as a painting of a door - which actually opens and closes like a real door - then the illusion of reality is intensified. Perhaps it would be more accurate to describe this increased realism as 'supra-realism'. 

    Time in a painting is a recurring theme; day and night might appear in the same picture or when a door / window is opened the same scene is revealed at a different time as in the painting 'Early Summer'. 

    Influences :
    Living abroad, local cultures, traditions and ... vino! 

    Career path :
    When I left college in 1982 I taught A Level art part time and quickly realised that I knew nothing - or no more than any other 22 year old. It was obvious that in order to teach someone something I had to get out of the academic circle and to live and paint in the outside world. I decided, therefore, that for my 'Post Graduate Qualification' the best thing would be to emigrate, and so in 1985 I went to live in West Berlin, when the wall was still very much in evidence. Since then I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, initially supplementing my income from painting with whatever part time work came along, but since 1991 I have been living solely from my painting. I regard the 800+ paintings executed in the past 30+ years as my post grad. qualification. During the term of my 'Post Graduate Course' I have been 'In Residence' in West Berlin, France (various locations), The Netherlands (various locations), Padova, Sienna, Altea, Moscow, Philadelphia, Miami Beach and New York. Latterly I was 'In Residence' in Barcelona and I am now in "residence" in central Italy. 

    CV & Education

    ART Education

    1978 - 79 St. Helens College of Art & Design (Foundation)

    1979 - 82 Coventry Polytechnic (B.A. Hons. Fine Art)

     

    'My Post Graduate Qualification' is best summed up under the banner "Survival Skills in the Art World - how to survive as an artist outside Academia", which I have done since 1985.

    Solo exhibitions

    2016
    'Artist of The Day'  Flowers Gallery, London

    Art Karlsruhe

    2015

    ART.FAIR Koln

    2014

    ART.FAIR Köln 

    Br1 Centro Culturale, Montesilvano Colle, Italy

    2013

    SCOPE Basel 

    2012

    A Sense of Place, Panorama Mesdag Museum, The Hague

    2011 

    Inside Outside, Galerie TAKINU, Stuttgart

    Step Into the Picture: Paul Critchley, Gallery Oldham, Oldham

    2008

    Opening the door to Paul Critchley's paintings, Wendy J Levy Art Gallery, Manchester

    2007

    Prudential HQ, Prudential Corporation HQ, London

    2005

    New Paintings, Galerie Vieleers, Amsterdam

    2004

    On The Wall Art Fair, London

    2003

    Doors and Windows, Broadway Windows, NYU, New York

    Ahrend Kantoor Inrichten, Rijswijik

    Galerie Maas, Rotterdam

    Kunstlicht in de Kunst (Museum of Artificial Light in Art), Eindhoven

    1998

    Galeria Terraferma, Lerida, Spain

    1997

    Casa de Cultura, Alfaz del Pi, Spain

    Galeria D'Art Mar, Barcelona, Spain

    Palais des Congrès, Lourdes, France

    1996

    Galeria Asensi, Castellon, Spain

    Galeria Xauen, Granada, Spain

    Zahn Art, Grimma, Germany

    1995

    Object Art Enterprises, Brisbane, Australia

    1994

    Haus Havemann, Lüneburg, Germany

    1993

    Galeria Casar, Alicante, Spain

    1991

    La Galeria, Fontvieille, France

    1990

    Hall Richards Gallery, London

    1989

    Galerie Rath, Köln, Germany

    1988

    Galerie Rath, Köln

    1987

    Haus Hildener Kunstler, Hilden, Germany

     

    Two Man Exhibitions

    2011    Drumcroon Gallery, Wigan ; with Patrick Hughes

    2006    Dutch-Art.nl, Rotterdam; with Marcel Warmenhoven

    2005    McHardy Coombs, London; with Antonio Lopez Reche

    2000    Palais des Congrès, Lourdes; with Harold Critchley

    1999    Galeria D'Art Mar, Barcelona; with Harold Critchley

    1994    Galerias del Este, Valencia; with Artur Duch i Puig

    1993    Galerias del Este, Valencia; with Artur Duch i Puig

    1985    White Space Gallery, London; with Michael Downs

     

    Art Fairs

    2017

    Rotterdam Contemporary Art Far

    2016

    Art Karlsruhe (Solo show)

    2015

    SCOPE, Basel

    ART.FAIR, Köln (Solo show)

    2014    

    SCOPE, Basel

    2013    

    TEFAF, Maastricht

    ART.FAIR, Köln (Solo show)

    ArtHelsinki

    Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm

    Art 2013, Utrecht

    2012    

    Affordable Art Fair, Rome

    ArtHelsinki

    Affordable Art Fair, Milan

    2010    

    Primavera 2010, Ahoy Rotterdam

    Kunstsalon, Eindhoven

    2007    

    Art Santa Fe

    ArtDC, Washington DC   

    Art Miami

    Palm Beach Contemporary Art Fair

    Los Angeles Art Show

    Lineart, Gent, Belgium

    2006    

    Art London

    Holland Art Fair, The Hague

    2005

    Manege, Moscow

    Marb Art, Marbella, Spain

    2004    

    Art Manege, Moscow

    Manchester Art Show

    2003    

    Art Miami

    ArtExpo, New York

    A.F.A., Rosmalen, Netherlands

    2002    

    Art Miami

    2001    

    Art Miami

    KunstRAI, Amsterdam

    InterArt 01, Valencia

    2000    

    S.O.F.A. Chicago

    KunstRAI, Amsterdam

    Art Manege, Moscow

    Holland Art Fair, The Hague   

    1999    

    KunstRAI, Amsterdam

    ArtExpo, Barcelona

    InterArt 99, Valencia

    Grantique, Rotterdam

    1998    

    Art Manege, Moscow

    ArtExpo, Barcelona

    InterArt 98, Valencia

    1997    

    ArtExpo, Barcelona

    InterArt 97, Valencia

    1996    

    Arte+Sur, Granada

    ArtExpo, Barcelona

    InterArt 96, Valencia

    1995    

    Arte+Sur, Granada

    Plur Art, Murcia, Spain

    InterArt 95, Valencia

    1994    

    InterArt 94, Valencia

    InterArt 94, Toulouse

    1985  

    International Contemporary Art, London  

    Group exhibitions

    2017

    Personal Structures (57° Biennale di Venezia), European Cultural Centre, Venice

    2016
    'Artists of The Day'  Flowers Gallery, London

    2015

    Museo Vittoria Colonna, Pescara

    XLII Premio Sulmona

    2014

    Museo Vittoria Colonna, Pescara

    XLI Premio Sulmona

    Satura Art Gallery, Genova

    2013

    Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris

    Premio Internazionale Lìmen Arte, Vibo Valentia, Italy

    De Twee Pauwen, The Hague

    40° Premio Sulmona, rassegna internazionale d'arte contemporanea

    2012

    L'immaginario e la Forma, MUMI - Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare

    Pescarart 2012, Museo d'arte contemporanea Vittoria Colonna, Pescara

    Vagiti Ultimi, Palazzo dei Duchi D'Aquaviva, Atri

    2011

    Mixed Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester

    2010

    10th Anniversary Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester

    Cork Street Open Charity Exhibition, London 

    Entre Reve et Réalité, Galerie Honingen, Gouda

    Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art at One Alfred Place, London

    Paul Critchley, Massimo di Febo & Luciana di Nino, Mediamuseum, Pescara, Italy

    Meesterlijke Miniaturen, Galerie Honingen, Gouda

    Victoria Mills Arts Centre, Congleton, Cheshire 

    2009

    32nd Small Works, Washington Sq. East Galleries, New York Steinhart University

    Alive & Kicking, Galerie Dutch-Art.nl, Rotterdam

    Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, London

    Manchester Academy Of Fine Arts 150 Years, Portico Library & Art Gallery, Manchester

    Mixed Show, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester

    Galerie Honingen, Gouda

    2008  

    Off The Edge, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco

    Paintings and Sculpture, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester

    Zomersalon, Galerie Lamber, Valkensvaard, The Netherlands

    2007

    The Discriminating Eye, Ashton Central Art Gallery, Ashton-under-Lyne

    Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester

    2006

    Britishness (Curated by Another Product), Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester

    Paintings by Paul Critchley & Sculptures, Galerie Lamber, Valkenswaard

    Het Fenomeen Panorama, Museum Panorama Mesdag, The Hague

    Selective Eye, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

    Sintesi, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona, Spain

    2005

    Art Mar, Biennal de la Mediterrania, Drassanes Reials I Museu Maritim de Barcelona 

    Het Culturele Seizon, Galerie Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands 

    Libertad y Diversidad, Galera Lecrin, Granada, Spain

    Paintings & Gardens, The Solomon Gallery, Dublin

    Sefton Open Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport

    Sintesi, Centre de Cultura Contempornia de Barcelona (CCCB)

    Summer Collective, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art Gallery, Didsbury, Manchester

    Zomersalon, Galerie Lamber, Valkenswaard

    2004

    Fragmenten: "Eigentijds Surrealisme", Dutch-Art.nl, Rotterdam

    Independents 04, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

    Net Echt!, Galerie Lambèr, Valkanswaard

    Galerie Maas, Rotterdam

    Sefton Open, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport

    Selecció d'Obra, annual, Various Municipal Venues, Barcelona

    Winter Exhibition, Galerie Honingen, Gouda

    2003

    Portals Ltd, Chicago

    Galerie Maas II, Rotterdam

    Fragmenten Architectuur, Dutch-Art.nl, Rotterdam

    2002

    Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, 3 person exhibition

    Veer Palthe Voûte n.v. Gouda, Netherlands

    Travelling Exhibition in The United Arab Emirates : 

            The Sharjah Art Museum

            Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation 

            Al Ghur Air City, Dubai

    2001

    IR - Art Gallery, Moscow

    Artipico, Schiedam, The Netherlands

    Portals Ltd, Chicago

    2000

    Galeria Lecrin, Almuñecar, Spain

    Galerie Maas, Rotterdam

    MAFA. Portico Library & Art Gallery, Manchester

    1999

    Galeria Acanthus, Madrid

    Ir Art Gallery, Moscow

    Galerie Maas, Rotterdam

    Galerie, Becerril de la Sierra, Madrid

    1998

    Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris (annually until 2005)

    Stadt Galerie Unterm Turm, Stuttgart, Germany

    Galerie Maas, Rotterdam

    Centre Cívic Pati Llimona, Barcelona

    1997

    The Solomon Gallery, Dublin (annually 1997-2002)

    XIV Nacional de Pintura "Villa de Teulada",  Spain

    Galerie Municipale Chatálet, Chalon sur Saône 

    1996

    Niagara Art and More, Dusseldorf

    Lecrin Arte, Almuñecar, Spain

    Galerie Célia B. Guedj, Lyon

    Galeria D'Art Mar, Barcelona (annually until 1998)

    63º Salon d'Otoño, Madrid :  Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores.

    1995

    Sammer Gallery, Marbella

    Sammer Gallery, Segovia 

    XII Nacional de Pintura, "Villa de Teulada"

    15º Exposiciõn de Pequeño Formato, Aranjuez

    Galerias del Este, Valencia, Spain

    62º Salon d'Otoño, Madrid :  Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores

    1994

    XI Premio Nacional de Pintura, "Villa de Teulada"

    Sammer Gallery, Madrid

    Casino Costa Blanca, Villajoyosa, Spain

    1993

    Premio Nacional de Pintura, Villa de Teulada, Spain

    Warehouse Gallery, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

    El Mar, Atelier Uno, Javea, Spain

    1992

    Galeria Arrabal, Callosa d'Ensarria, Spain (annually until 1998)

    1991

    Leicester Collection for Schools & Colleges

    Telemarket, Italy

    Concours de Peinture "Ville de Tarascon"

    1990

    Galerie Rath, Cologne

    Kunst Kabinett, Baden Baden, Germany

    1989

    Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

    Marijke Raaijmakers, Grubbenvorst, Netherlands

    Gallery Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam

    Galerie P.A.O. Cologne

    1987

    Alwin Gallery, London

    1986

    Aqualeria Galerie, Eygaliére, France

    4th International Salon des Arts, Bedarieux

    1985

    Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester

    1984

    Leicester Collection for Schools & Colleges

    Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester

    Open Drawing '84, White Space Gallery, London

    1983

    Leicester Collection for Schools & Colleges

    1982

    MAFA Annual Open, Various Municipal Galleries, Greater Manchester (annually until 2011)

    Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London

    Open 82, Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry

    1981

    Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London

    1980

    ICA New Contemporaries, The Mall Galleries, London

    1979

    Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

     

    Private commissions

    2012- Pixie's Garden, Private House, Basel

    2006 - The Music Room, Private House, The Hague

     

    Corporate commissions

    2009 - 10 paintings commissioned for the P&0 cruise liner 'Azura',

    2006 - 24 paintings commissioned for the cruise liner P&O 'Ventura'

    2005 - 5 paintings commissioned for the cruise liner 'The Enchantment of the Seas', Royal Caribbean International

     

    Competitions, prizes and awards

    2013

    Premio Internazionale Lìmen Arte, Foreign Artist Prize

    2005

    The People’s Prize (MAFA) Gallery Oldham

    2003

    XXV Concurs de Pintura, Malgrat de Mar, Spain

    IX Premi Pintura Daniel Bas, Rubí, Spain

    1998

    The People’s Prize (MAFA) Bury Art Gallery

    1997

    XIV Premio Nacional de Pintura - Villa de Teulada (2nd Prize) Spain

    1993

    X Premio Nacional de Pintura - Villa de Teulada (2nd Prize) Spain 

    1985

    Marks & Spencer's Prize, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester

    1984

    Manchester Academy Prize

    Citibank Prize

    Granada Foundation Award, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester

    1982

    Stowell's Trophy, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London 

     

    Other

    2014 - 100% Optical Trade Fair, London

    2011 - Symposium Alanica, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania

    2007 - Symposium Alanica, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania 

    2005 - Artists & Illustrators Exhibition, Business Design Centre, London

     

    Collections

    Collection Berrak & Nazih Barut, Istanbul

    Barry Friedman Ltd, New York

    Ministry of Culture, Vladikavkaz, RNO-Alania, Russia

    Museum Tugenov, Vladikavkaz

    Smith & Williamson, London

    Old Mutual, London

    Tempest-Radford Ltd., London

    Baker & McKenzie, Amsterdam

    PGGM, Zeist, Netherlands

    Veldhuizen Beens v/d Castel, Amersfoort, Netherlands 

    Océ - Canon, Venlo, Netherlands

    Océ - Canon, Brussels

    WS Vlietland, Netherlands

    Govers Nustelling Notarissen, Capelle a/d Ijssel, NL

    K.U.S. Rotterdam

    Middelhart B.V. Maasluis, Netherlands

    Nieuw Amsterdam Management B.V. The Hague

    Vereenigde Patent Attorneys, The Hague

    Artipico, Schiedam, Netherlands

    Vibo Valentia Chamber of Commerce, Italy

    Municipal collection, l’Alfàs del Pi, Spain

    Municipal collection, Teulada, Spain

    Municipal collection, Rubí, Spain

    Municipal collection, Tarascon, France

    Municipal collection, Hilden, Germany

    Leicester Education Authority

     

    Publications

    2012 

    Monograph A Sense of Place. Exhibition Catalogue for Panorama Mesdag Museum, introduction by the director Marijnke de Jong.

    ISBN 978-90-5594-280-0

    2011

    Respective Perspectives. Catalogue of exhibition with Patrick Hughes in Drumcroon Gallery.

    ISBN 978-09-5245-371-0

    2006

    Monograph Paintings, with introductions by : Patrick Hughes, artist, Marjan Ruiter, director of ‘Kunstlicht in de Kunst Museum’ Eindhoven & Prof. José Carlos Suárez, art critic 

    ISBN 0-9524537-0-3

    1996 

    Monograph Paul Critchley published by SAMMER 

    ISBN 84-922010-0-2

     

    ebooks

    Monograph A Sense of Place. Exhibition Catalogue for Panorama Mesdag Museum

    http://issuu.com/anotherartgalleryltd/docs/paul_critchley_-_a_sense_of_place___4fc62051e98fa9

    Respective Perspectives. Catalogue of exhibition with Patrick Hughes in Drumcroon Gallery.

    http://issuu.com/anotherartgalleryltd/docs/respective_perspectives

     

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