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Paul Winstanley, ‘Jesus is Coming II’, 2012, 1301PE
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Paul Winstanley

Jesus is Coming II, 2012

Oil on linen
74 1/50 × 53 27/50 in
188 × 136 cm
Location
Los Angeles
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Paul Winstanley
British, b. 1954
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The subjects of Paul Winstanley’s paintings are what he calls “semi-public spaces”—the likes of waiting rooms, lobbies, hospitals, and airports. “Often aspiring to look like private spaces [these spaces] never quite make it, so they have something of an ill-defined quality about them,” he explains. Each of these types of spaces has been the subject of an extensive series; among his most famous are the “Veil” paintings, an ongoing collection Winstanley begun in 1999 depicting curtained windows. Winstanley bases his compositions on photographs of uninhabited interiors and landscapes in a process he likens to Johannes Vermeer’s use of the camera obscura as a painting aid; his realist style has a distinctive out-of-focus quality. The artist cites Northen European painters Vermeer, Casper David Friedrich, and Vilhelm Hammershoi as strong influences.

Paul Winstanley, ‘Jesus is Coming II’, 2012, 1301PE
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Paul Winstanley
British, b. 1954
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The subjects of Paul Winstanley’s paintings are what he calls “semi-public spaces”—the likes of waiting rooms, lobbies, hospitals, and airports. “Often aspiring to look like private spaces [these spaces] never quite make it, so they have something of an ill-defined quality about them,” he explains. Each of these types of spaces has been the subject of an extensive series; among his most famous are the “Veil” paintings, an ongoing collection Winstanley begun in 1999 depicting curtained windows. Winstanley bases his compositions on photographs of uninhabited interiors and landscapes in a process he likens to Johannes Vermeer’s use of the camera obscura as a painting aid; his realist style has a distinctive out-of-focus quality. The artist cites Northen European painters Vermeer, Casper David Friedrich, and Vilhelm Hammershoi as strong influences.

Paul Winstanley

Jesus is Coming II, 2012

Oil on linen
74 1/50 × 53 27/50 in
188 × 136 cm
Location
Los Angeles
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