Artist Paul Bennett

State of Light III

Paul Bennett

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Media Oil
Type Abstract
Price Sold
Size 40 x 40 cm
Ref 21922

Hidden Sea

Paul Bennett

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Media Oil on canvas
Type Landscape/Seascape
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Size 100 x 100 cm
Ref 22482
Paul Bennett is an international contemporary Fine Artist specialising in exceptional semi-abstract seascape/landscape paintings and also unique portraiture. The two themes are very different in mood and style, but both are made from using a mix of traditional techniques and more unconventional painting methods. Both rely on drawing from memory to create finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational. Bennett endeavours to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation. With the digital age well and truly with us, the advances of visual media means that almost anything is possible within the boundaries of our imagination. It has been Bennett's aim to create work that is most definitely a painting; accomplished by using rich textures, multiple layers, poured paint and brush/palette knife marks. This becomes a way of escaping the everyday, mass produced visuals that we are constantly exposed to and the way in which we now digest and assimilate our visual world. Bennett is a great admirer of photography and photorealism and appreciates the technical ability to produce such works. However, his approach is to record and comment on things that are more than visually apparent: to tease out more than the eye can see, to draw people in and invite them to experience, not just consume an image. 3. ExhibitionsGalerie "In de oude school"November, 2013 - Holland SUMMER SHOWScotland ArtAugust, 2013 - Glasgow SUMMER SHOWOff the WallJuly, 2013 - Cardiff Summer SalonView GalleryJuly, 2013 - Bristol ArtisanComme Ca ArtJune, 2013 - Manchester Du Wang Centre May, 2013 - Shenzhen, China Claremont Gallery May, 2013 - Seven Oaks Oxford art fair May, 2013 - Oxford WHITEHOUSE GALLERY - LANDSCAPESMay, 2013 - Scotland AFFORDABLE ART FAIRApril, 2013 - Bristol Green DoorMarch, 2013 - Lake District OFF THE WALL GALLERYFebruary, 2013- Wales CORKE GALLERY EXHIBITIONJanuary, 2013 - Liverpool LOWRY HOTEL WINTER SHOWNovember, 2012 – January, 2013 - Manchester Gullane GAlleryNovember, 2012 – Gullane AAF LondonOctober & November, 2012 – Battersea & Hampstead Off the Wall GalleryNovember, 2012 – Cardiff WhiteHouse GAlleryNovember, 2012 – Kirkcudbright ExHibition at Harvey NicholsJuly 31st - September 24th, 2012 – Manchester Courtyard Gallery3rd August, 2012 – Bristol Gallery Q15th June, 2012 – Dundee Art at Five1th June - 10th June, 2012 – Brighton AAF BristolJune, 2012 – Bristol View Gallery12th April - 5th June, 2012 – Bristol Corke Gallery12th April - 25th May, 2012 – Liverpool WESTON PARK2nd Jan, 2012 – The Granary Gallery, Shropshire GIFTED @ MARBURAE GALLERYMarburae House, 6 Athey Street,Macclesfield, Cheshire15th December, 2011 – 8th January, 2012 VZ GALLERY28, Cheshire Street (off Brick Lane), London1st – 15th December, 2011 EDINBURGH ART FAIRThe Corn Exchange18th to 20th November, 2011 AFFORDABLE ART FAIRSLondon – Battersea - w/ the Lighthouse GalleryLondon – Hampstead – w/ the Lighthouse GallerySingapore – w/ the F.A. GalleryOctober & November, 2011 TIGHNABRUAICH GALLERYOctober, 2011 – Tighnabruaich, Scotland MANCHESTER ART FAIRQuay House, Quay Street, off Spinningfields, Manchester28th October, 2011 THE ARCHITECTS GALLERY29th Sept, 2011 – The Architects Gallery, Middlesex SUMMER SHOWJuly – August, 2011 – The Lighthouse Gallery, Cornwall COAST TO COASTJune – July, 2011 – The Wey Gallery, Surrey UNINVISABLEJune, 2011 – The Lowry Hotel, Manchester Desire @ the portman galleryMay, 2011 – Chelsea Town Hall, London CHELSEA ART FAIRApril, 2011 – Chelsea Town Hall, London F.A. GALLERYMarch, 2011 – Taipei City, Taiwan DEBUT CONTEMPORARYMarch, 2011 – Notting Hill, London HIDDEN PORTRAITSJanuary, 2011 – View Gallery, Bristol 86 ST JAMES’S STREETFebruary, 2011 – Pall Mall, London RAC WINTER SHOWWinter, 2010 – Pall Mall, London ART FAIRSAutumn, 2010 – Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London – Manchester Art Fair – Edinburgh Art Fair TIGHNABRUAICH GALLERYSeptember, 2010 – Tighnabruaich, Scotland ZUMASeptember, 2010 – Brigton BAYS AND BEACHESLighthouse GalleryAugust, 2010 – Penzance, Cornwall OPEN SPACE GALLERIESJuly 16, 2010 – Penryn, Cornwall BRISTOL ART FAIRMay 14, 2010 – Bristol ARTSPACE 2010May 8, 2010 – Henley-on-Thames GRANGER GALLERYDecember, 2009 – Whitstable CHAMELEON GALLERYNovember, 2009 – Brighton LAUDERDALE HOUSEApril, 2009 – Archway, London HUMAN @ THE ART LOUNGEJune, 2009 – The Mailbox, Birmingham NEW BLOOD ARTNovember, 2008 – Chiswick, London DIESEL HOUSEMarch, 2008 – Kew, London