Modern Artists Gallery

Paul Kessling

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Paul Kessling  Philostratus 1
Paul Kessling  Atlas
Paul Kessling  Radius
Paul Kessling   Ruby Scarlet
Paul Kessling Midnight
Paul Kessling  Field Earth
Paul Kessling Flora Rock V1
Paul Kessling Gallery image featuring   Ruby,Scarlet,Poppy,Rose.

Short Film by Dominic John with Paul Kessling_click here


 Paul Kessling uses distinctive painterly structures, stacks of stripes or fields of moving paint, forming images required of the same three dimensional form, but in a two dimensional space. 

This film follows Paul through the woodland of the Ginge Brook, the subject of his most recent series of work.


Born: Dundee, Scotland

1984 - Goldsmiths University - Foundation   

1985 - 1987    BA Wimbledon School of Art - Sculpture

1987 - 1989    MA Royal College of Art  - Sculpture 

Paul Kessling trained as a sculptor under the tutelage of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi at the Royal College of Art.  After winning a  traveling scholarship scholarship to study the Easter Island Statues his career took an unexpected swerve. With little room for materials he purchased some bottles of French ink and so began his journey as a painter, a medium he has been exploring ever since, developing how he sees and engages with the natural world.   

Forming his abstract paintings using the same  sculptural discipline required of the the three dimensional form, but in two dimensional space.  Kessling's paintings evolve mainly from landscape; from places observed, sometimes just glimpsed, but always remembered. The routines of painting form a discipline of looking and working with paint which creates its own rules, logic and momentum.

'My stripes have form, they are objects. These rhythmic bands of colour are the concentrated accumulation of many elements of visual experience of life outside in the open'.   Paul Kessling

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