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Paul R. White

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Degree: BA Fine Art
University: University of Gloucestershire
Graduation Year: 2020

New Blood Art Statement

Generally sombre in mood, R. White’s work is a contemporary interpretation of abstract expressionism. He mostly works with a muted colour palette, the only deviance from which is the introduction of orange tones that represent decay and rust and thus do not disturb the melancholy, reflective tone of his work. Indeed, this emotional aspect of his art is at the very core of what he wants to achieve. The titles of his works show this as he uses his artistic skill to process and express his experiences of grief and reflect on what he calls ‘a universe without God.’ Heavily inspired by nature, he uses lots of fluid brushstrokes to consider the fleetingness of life but the beauty that persists regardless. Ultimately, his work is one that forces you to stop and be contemplative. He wants to tap into the universal aspects of the human experience and therefore through his work, connect with others.

Artist Statement

As an artist my intent is not to portray what I see, but through my seeing and feeling, to attempt to convey an experience of that emotional journey. Through considering the conceit that life and art at its fundament is a melancholic journey, a journey within which all is, without exception, ultimately lost - that everything decays, my current work explores the notion of ‘what of this experience remains’? My practice to date could be considered to be painterly and abstracted, but increasingly I have been drawn to bring more of the world into my work. A world that never remains pristine, that decays and degrades, rusts and spoils, yet still contains beauty and the profound.

Group Exhibitions

2019, Mono, Hardwicke Gallery, Cheltenham

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2019, Willans Bursary

Original works:

Are you still there?

By Paul R. White

2020 Graduate

£550

Where are we now?

By Paul R. White

2020 Graduate

£550

All that Remains

By Paul R. White

2020 Graduate

£1700

Saturn and the Deluge II

By Paul R. White

2020 Graduate

£750

Saturn and the Deluge I

By Paul R. White

2020 Graduate

£750