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Now showing throughout January 2015
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 painting evolves 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