Gatenby, Paul

019-100Paul Gatenby
Sculpture

 

Paul Gatenby

email:
pg.sculpture@yahoo.co.uk
www:
www.artinliverpool.com/paulgatenby


Member: Liver Sketching Club
Education:
2002 Cert Ed, Liverpool Community College
1995 BA (Hons) Visual Arts and Culture, University College Salford

Sculpture

statement:
I make figurative ceramic sculpture and drawings.  Clay is earth and the style of the sculptures reflects the nature of the material.  I use raku and smoke as these processes leave a visual record of the firing.The human figure is a theme which has always been at the core of my art work and the current work is exploring traditional archetypes, such as Kings, Queens, Prophets, Clowns and Water Carriers.  These are loaded images from which stories might be spun.

The work is influenced from many different sources; for example, old churches, Shakespeare, Max Beckmann, Emma Rodgers and Michael Flynn,  even the texture of the clay itself.   The stylistic challenge is to find the right balance between naturalism and expression.

Drawing is fundamental to my work and I am currently drawing groups of people; some are transcriptions of paintings and some are from observation.  These will be worked up into either large scale drawings or 3D pieces.

news:
exhibitions:
2010 Wirral Spring Art and Photography Competition, Williamson art Gallery, Birkenhead
2010 Group Exhibition, the Gallery Liverpool, Stanhope Street Liverpool
2009 ‘The Building of Liverpool 1’ the Corridor Gallery, Gostins Building, Liverpool,
2008 ‘Capital of Culture Exhibition’ Liver Sketching Club at Liverpool Cathedral

 

gallery
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