PAUL TURNER - AUSTRALIA/ HONG KONG
Paul Turner is an Australian artist currently residing in Hong Kong.
He make images of the world around him, as the subject matter between artworks this aspect of his craft remains constant.
Though the images of people, places and social events are taken from his environment his own psyche creeps into the artwork as he is constructing it and images of other people and places start to take on a personal and self reflective quality.
PAUL TURNER - FACELIFT
Oil with wax on canvas
51cm (H) x 41cm (W)
A man sits alone and still with his hands stuck in time his body made up of only lines stuck in a bleak empty canvas. His face once painstakingly detailed, now distorted and seemingly dripping under its own weight is scraped back in one decisive gesture to bring movement and change to what was once stagnant. Creating beauty from destruction.
This piece uses lots of white space, to create a stark contrast with the oil and wax which is used to paint the mans face