“It’s not the location that entices my eye, per se, but the way the light reacts on a whole spectrum of surfaces. That is the city to me.” - Paul Kenton
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, from 6-8pm at Chase Contemporary, 231 10th Ave NYC 10011.
Chase Contemporary is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition London/New York, a solo show with acclaimed cityscape artist Paul Kenton. The exhibition, in partnership with Castle Fine Art, will open on Thursday, March 7, 2019. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 6-8pm.
Known for his striking cityscape paintings, Kenton takes inspiration from fast-paced, urban life. This exhibition highlights a series of paintings of New York and London. Kenton aims to capture the movement of cities, conveying a constant motion with blurred colour, dripped lines and captivating light. His method of painting on metal was born when a canvas failed to fit onto an easel that he had built, resulting in him reaching for leftover sheet aluminium and applying oil paint to it. Delighted with the way oil took to the metal, Kenton began refining his brushstrokes and reviewed the tools he was using to discover how the medium could be adapted to his style of work.
Paul Kenton is a British artist whose characteristic free-flowing fusion of various media has earned him a spot among the most successful and sought-after contemporary artists in the UK. In 2012 he was commissioned to paint three works for the London Olympic games, aiming to capture and display the excitement and pride of the city. Kenton was commissioned later again that year by the city for ‘The Big Egg Hunt 2012,’ which remains one of London’s most interactive public art displays to date. Kenton has cited the early works of Monet as an influence of his own expression - aiming to capture the same fluidity and temporality in a contemporary context.
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