Chasing Light Paul Kenton
Chasing Light Paul Kenton

Chasing Light by Paul Kenton

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Chasing Light – This piece is Giclee on Aluminium. by Paul Kenton

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Artist

Paul Kenton

Edition Size

195

Medium

Giclee on Aluminium

Image Size

48″ x 32″

Framed Size

56″ x 40″

Availability

Out of Stock

Product Description

Chasing Light by Paul Kenton

This is my favourite piece from the spring 2018 collection. I like oils on metal with a little metal exposed. This piece is all about layers. I started with pale tones in the distance, building up to the darker tones in the foreground to create the feeling of distance and depth. It’s fascinating how trains run through buildings in New York. The traffic below is moving in the opposite direction, which creates movement and a feeling of the hustle and bustle of the city.

Like the Impressionist painters before him, Paul tries to evoke moods and emotions with his colour, free shapes and dripped lines.

Citing Monet’s early works amongst his greatest influences, he goes to great lengths to accurately capture light in his work. Often he will paint similar scenes at different times of the day, from an early dawn across the Thames to a balmy Parisian dusk.

Paul’s technique is free and unplanned; he chooses to forego sketching and planning in favour of delving into the heart of the painting to relive his feelings and memories of the cityscape within.

In a mode akin to the mercurial properties of molten metal, the latest collection by acclaimed contemporary artist Paul Kenton, Metallique, demonstrates a shift in both his style and medium of choice. Favouring the traditional support of canvas in his career to date, these latest pieces, painted onto sheet of metal, are on exciting tangent to his already impressive portfolio.

Using sheet aluminium and other metals as his base allows Kenton to illuminate his work as never before, to wield the ambient light in such a way that it becomes intrinsic to the finished piece, By allowing the metal to show through the layers of paint, the overall composition takes on a new dimension and gives a greater sense of depth and life within the scene.

The Key to Kenton’s ongoing prominence within the UK art scene is his inexhaustible desire to elevate his output through continued experimentation. As such, Metallique represents the latest epoch in Kenton’s evolution.