With global representation, fine artist Paul Bennett specialises in contemporary abstract seascapes and landscapes and also distinctive portraiture. The two themes are very different in mood, style and perspective, but both endeavour to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the…Show more subject open to interpretation. The intention is to create from memory to produce finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational.
It has been Bennett's aim to create work that is most definitely painted; accomplished by using texture, layers and brush/palette knife marks. This becomes a way of escaping the mass produced visuals that we are constantly exposed to and the way in which we now digest and assimilate our visual world. His approach is to record and comment on things that are more than visually apparent: to tease out more than the eye can see, to draw people in and invite them to experience – not just consume – an image.Show less
"Paul's paintings are abstract and expressionistic rather than representational. In a world where we are surrounded by mass production, Paul’s paintings are deliberately individual and unique. We can see the brushstrokes, the palette knife markings, the paint - and this, combined with his rich palette, result in stunning semi-abstract paintings."
Jo Baring - Rise Art Curator
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