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Paul Kingsley Squire

Paul Kingsley Squire

Painter

Paul Kingsley Squire has created a diverse portfolio of contemporary artwork through oil painting, intricate drawings and works created with a digital pen & tablet.

He is fascinated by themes of metamorphosis and transformation, working in series around themes to create a range of different works: from digital on plexiglass to pencil on paper to oil on canvas. Across each medium, his artistic style retains a consistent ethereal quality, and boasts polish and thoughtfulness that allows ideas of psychology, nature and consciousness to be pondered by each viewer.

Aether Worlds

"In Greek mythology, Aether is one of the primordial deities. Aether is the personification of the "upper sky". He embodies the pure upper air that the gods breathe, as opposed to the normal air breathed by mortals." - from Wikipedia

This new series of abstract landscape oil paintings expands on similar themes developed in the "Supernature" series of abstract landscape paintings, and uses palette knives instead of brushes to create effects with the oil paint itself.

This technique creates a flatter, less textural finish to the works, whilst retaining a sense of depth, movement and light...

"I've been moving towards this palette knife technique, firstly with a few portraits during the early part of 2019 and then onto these abstracted works starting with "Lightbringer" in November. In fact the whole series is really an exploration of how to get light travelling through the canvas. "

Supernature

These abstract landscape paintings use thick layers of oil paint to create textures and depth. Paul is interested in how the medium of oil paint can be used to create effects and suggest forms within the painting itself. They generate an otherworldly yet naturalistic image, leaving the subject open to interpretation.

The intention is to create paintings using experimental techniques, producing work that is abstracted and expressionistic. The rhythmic weaving of the brushstrokes creates energy and flow, enhancing the suggestion of a natural process producing swirling mists and organic forms.

METAMORPHICA & The Danse Macabre

Drawing inspiration from mythology, symbolism, pop culture and contemporary fashion. These animal headed hybrids and dead beat fashionistas mix humans with paganistic totemism and skeletal decadence, resulting in a highly stylised ultra modern icon.

Using a digital pen & tablet, a framework is digitally drawn in exquisite detail and then meticulously coloured, to create the finished artwork.

This series of works draws inspiration from mythology, symbolism, pop culture and contemporary fashion.

Drawings

An ongoing portfolio of pencil drawings exploring the interlinking relationship between natural landscapes and human forms and animals.

In many cultures the power of nature has been symbolically represented and in this series Paul has used the female form and animal archetypes to convey this link with complex designs of woods and trees. He has continued this technique in a series of 'mystical' orb drawings.

Spacetours 3000

"In the year 3000 AD mankind started exploring the galaxies surrounding the Milky Way. What they found was quite a trip..."

Continuing the themes of Metamorphosis "SPACETOURS 3000" journeys into outer space, meeting the strange inhabitants of a universe teeming with life. Humans jet around in pulse powered jet packs exploring the universe like a galactic safari park... ...an ongoing portfolio of digital pen & tablet works started in 2019.

91.44 × 91.44 × 4 cm
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91.44 × 91.44 × 4 cm
  • £2,500.00
91.44 × 91.44 × 4 cm
  • £2,500.00
91.44 × 91.44 × 4 cm
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76 × 122 × 4 cm
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76 × 122 × 4 cm
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76 × 122 × 4 cm
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76 × 122 × 4 cm
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76 × 122 × 4 cm
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73 × 102 × 3 cm
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76.2 × 76.2 × 4 cm
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60 × 120 × 0.7 cm
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76.2 × 76.2 × 4 cm
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100 × 100 × 4 cm
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Exhibitions

Underdog Gallery Summer Edit London Fri, 08/02/2019 to Sat, 08/31/2019
Summer Salon London Thu, 07/18/2019 to Thu, 08/29/2019
Art on a Postcard London Tue, 07/02/2019 to Sun, 07/07/2019
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead London Wed, 05/08/2019 to Sun, 05/12/2019
FOCUS LDN Group Winter Show London Tue, 12/11/2018 to Sat, 12/15/2018
Winter Show at the Trinity Art Gallery London Thu, 12/06/2018 to Sun, 01/27/2019
The Underdog Masters London Fri, 10/12/2018 to Thu, 10/25/2018
The Other Art Fair, Bristol 2018 Bristol Thu, 07/26/2018 to Sun, 07/29/2018
Underdog Gallery Summer Exhibition London Thu, 07/26/2018 to Mon, 07/30/2018
Henley Arts Festival 2018 London Wed, 07/11/2018 to Sun, 07/15/2018
London City Island Summer Exhibition London Wed, 06/27/2018 to Sun, 09/16/2018
AAF HAMPSTEAD 2018 - The Affordable Art Hampstead London Thu, 05/10/2018 to Sun, 05/13/2018
Talented Art Fair London Fri, 03/02/2018 to Sun, 03/04/2018
FOCUS LDN – Winter Exhibition 2017 London Tue, 12/12/2017 to Sat, 12/16/2017
TRIBE17 International Art Festival London Thu, 10/12/2017 to Sun, 10/15/2017
The Other Art fair supported by Saatchi Art Bristol Thu, 08/31/2017 to Sun, 09/03/2017

Press

Publication Title Job Title Date
The Curlew "Albion" Drawing featured in “The Curlew” periodical. Thu, 06/06/2019
ART Habens Art Review, Special Edition 22 page feature and Interview Thu, 06/06/2019
Circle quarterly art review Featured artwork Tue, 04/03/2018

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