Paul Kingsley Squire

“For me, art and music have always served as a form of escape, toward a freedom of sorts. I am expressing an inner state of being, a yearning for other worlds and realities, whether through painting, digital art, drawing or music composition.”

Shelter from the Storm - Oil on canvas 122 x 92 cm

Across each medium, Squire's artistic signature retains a consistent ethereal quality and boasts polish and thoughtfulness that allows ideas of psychology, nature, and consciousness to be pondered by each viewer.

“SUPERNATURE” is a series of abstract landscape paintings which 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.

These landscapes 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 creating swirling mists and organic forms.

“METAMORPHICA & The Danse Macabre” is a series of works that draws 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 colored, to create the finished artwork.

Continuing the themes of Metamorphosis "SPACETOURS 2149" journeys into outer space, meeting the strange inhabitants of a universe teeming with life. An ongoing portfolio of pencil drawings explores the interlinking relationship between natural landscapes with human and animal forms, combining detailed drawings of woods and trees within silhouette outlines.

Orb 1 - Pencil on 200 gsm paper 42 x 59.4 cm
The Danse Macabre - Digital pen & tablet - prints available as perspex & Giclee editions
Human Nature 2 - Pencil on 200gsm paper 42 x 59.4 cm
Paint it Black - Digital pen & tablet - prints available as perspex & Giclee editions

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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