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.
ORANGE ON DARK BLUE
Oil with wax on linen
30cm (H) X 40cm (W)
Mundane reality comes to life in this vivid series with contrasting flat colour planes against thick fleshy paint. Layers of thick oil paint mixed with bees wax have been applied to linen and scraped back down again to create movement and texture while the vibrant flat colours make the portraits jump of the canvas and tie the triptych together.