Modern Artists Gallery

Paul Kessling

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TWELVE NINES  122x92cm
RADIUS  98 x 137cm
SOPHIST LIGHT  136x106cm
CORNUCOPIA  104x85cm
YEW  79x100cm
DRUID  104x85cm
FIELD GREY  136 x 102cm
FIELD EARTH  136 x 102cm
SOPHIST RED  95 x 94cm
BROWNS   123 x 83cm
MARCELLA II  125x124cm
PHILOSTRATUS 1  122x122cm
BARCELONA  90x120cm
SENTINELLA       136 x 136cm
URBEVILLE  60 x 120cm
ELBE  108x108cm
MEMPHIS  91x154cm
POLONAISE 107x137cm
LATITUDE 92x117cm
SIGNAL   144x108cm
GRAVITY   91x90cm
VOLUTE 128x194cm
FRANTON BLUE  106x106 cm
RARE EARTH  91x154cm
STRAW TALKING  106x106cm

Paul Kessling


British Artists Gallery Exhibition July 2019

Born: Dundee  Scotland. 1965

1984 - Goldsmiths University Foundation

1985 - 1987 BA Wimbledon School of Art Sculpture

1987 - 1989 MA Royal College of Art Sculpture


Paul Kessling often uses distinctive painterly structures, stacks of stripes or fields of moving paint, forming images required of the same three dimensional form, but in a two dimensional space.

Paul Kessling trained as a sculptor under the tutelage of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi*at the Royal College of Art. After winning a traveling scholarship to study the Easter Island Statues his career took an unexpected swerve. With little room for materials he purchased some bottles of French ink and so began his journey as a painter, a medium he has been exploring ever since, developing how he sees and engages with the natural world.

Forming his abstract paintings using the same sculptural discipline required of the three dimensional form, but in two dimensional space. Kessling paintings evolve mainly from landscape; from places observed, sometimes just glimpsed, but always remembered.

The routines of painting form a discipline of looking and working with paint which creates its own rules, logic and momentum.

"My stripes have form, they are objects. These rhythmic bands of colour are the concentrated accumulation of many elements of visual experience of life outside in the open" Paul Kessling

* Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 - 2005) was one the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th Century. Considered the godfather of Pop Art, his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention.

*Paul Kessling is associated with the Modern Artists Gallery, Oxfordshire,

Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, Cube Gallery, London.

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