‘The Light and the Darkness’
An introspective Study
Major London Solo Exhibition of New Paintings
Exhibition Dates 5th – 27th October 2018
‘My work is all about trying to capture a sense of something, rather than an actual place. I want people to bring their own ideas when they look at one of my paintings, that’s what I like about abstract as a style. 10 people can look at one painting and say something different, its their own experiences and references that give it meaning and make it personal for each individual.’
Paul Bennett, 2018
‘An Introspective Study on Light and Darkness’ –is a new series of seascape and landscape oil paintings in Paul Bennett’s signature style. Inspired by memory and experience, his works are developed using artistic intuition – they are an eclectic synthesis of place, weather and season.
The new paintings are based on the drama of the play between light and darkness, heavily influenced by trips to Western Scotland and the Isle of Skye, and with the working process for this new series as destructive and creative as the landscapes themselves when seen in situ. As always the finished pieces are a consequence of recollection and portrayal of the underlying, stripped back elements themselves.
The work is very visual, but is also experiential. His approach is to record and comment on things that are more than visually apparent: to tease out more than the eye can see, to draw people in and invite them to experience – not just consume – an image. The themes that run through his landscapes of intimacy and isolation are further emphasised by locating the show in the intimate lower exhibition space at Different, giving the viewer an immersive experience.
The exhibition will also unveil a series of newly styled work – the result of some serious experimentation in the studio.
Paul’s first solo exhibition with Gallery Different will commence at Gallery Different on 5th October and will run until 27th, with the private view on 4th October, 6 – 9pm.
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