This stunning limited edition book showcases PaulKenton‘s spectacular Metallique collection.
Plus you’ll have behind the scenes access to striking photographs of his new, purpose-built studio. Offering a unique insight into Paul‘s work, the pages bring to life the cityscape artist’s dazzling creations.
Marking a shift in style and medium, the body of work abandons his favored choice of canvas and instead explores the possibilities of sheet metal. Capturing striking city landscapes in his inimitable style, Paul’s art will take you to another world.
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.
In 1995, supported by a grant from the Prince’s Youth Business Trust, he took the plunge and started to paint full-time and began exhibiting. Working in acrylic and oils he took inspiration from his world wide travels; the cityscapes, cafes, harbours, bridges and seascapes. Kenton’s style has evolved over the past ten years into a free-flowing fusion of various media, capturing the essence of the location rather than “the fiddly details of what something looks like” creating an atmosphere with free shapes, dripped lines and colour.