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Born: Dundee,Scotland. 1965
Goldsmiths University Foundation
1985 - 1987
BA Wimbledon School of Art Sculpture
1987 - 1989 MA Royal
College of Art Sculpture
POST PAINTERLY ABSTRACTION
Paul Kessling often 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.
trained as a sculptor under the tutelage of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi*at the Royal
College of Art. After winning a traveling 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.
abstract paintings using the same sculptural discipline required of the
three dimensional form, but in two dimensional space. Kessling 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.
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
* Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 - 2005) was one the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th Century. Considered the godfather of Pop Art, his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention.
is associated with the Modern Artists Gallery, Oxfordshire,
Edinburgh, Cube Gallery, London.
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