Armageddon TimeBy Paul Edmondson
Exhibition dates 3rd February – 28Th February
Paul is a multi-media artist working and living in Pendle, his work also includes film and over the years has appeared in many contemporary exhibitions around the world in Spain, London, Tokyo, and Paris to name a few.
This collection named ‘Armageddon Time’ comes from places he has lived and visited, taking inspiration from his journeys walking and from his memories of a place.
Paul developed his art after receiving some valuable advice from his art teacher Mr Harry Radcliffe at Nelson Grammar who saw Paul’s talent and told him to stop painting and read the books. Encouraging him to learn about the theory of art, which is something Paul has adopted throughout his profession.
Paul went on to study Art at Burnley College and completed a Bachelors of Art degree in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University where he was able to concentrate and develop his art more in other forms such as Music and Conceptual Art and film.
|'Cowboy at Blackpool'|
It wasn't until Paul lived in Spain that he decided to begin painting again; he returned to the theory of art in books and re-learnt how to paint contemporary pieces. Marcel Duchamp, one of the founders of modern art was named as one of his favourite artists and famously known as someone who challenged conventional thought about artistic processes.
He works on various pieces at once with it taking anything up to a year and a half to complete one of his landscape paintings.
Paul likes to experiment with various techniques and never sticks to one media, letting the materials determine his artistic process. This enables him to work spontaneously without restrictions and uses everything from paint and sand to digital printing.
|'Cowboy in Landscape'|
You will never find people in Paul’s paintings but you will see animations and characters that make up his unique pieces.
This abstract piece hints at urban desolation. Sand and grit mixed with spray acrylics and oils were used in this painting. The natural materials destroy the perspective of the flat pure canvas to fool the viewers' eyes.
Paul enjoys painting dark landscapes, the places you wouldn't want to visit and making it original showing the viewer a different side to art.
Lastly, I hope you get the opportunity to come and see the exhibition it is open until 28th February, free entry, at The ACE Centre, open from 10am until 4pm, Mondays to Saturdays.