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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.
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
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
Paul Kessling is represented by the Modern Artists Gallery Berkshire UK, Arusha Gallery Edinburgh, Cube Gallery London, JP Art Gallery London.