Paul Cole

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What are you doing in front of decent people?
Oil on canvas backed with sailcloth
211cm x 171cm
2019

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In my shoes VI
Oil on cotton, wood, cement, boots
2019

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Oh come on, how is this any different?
Oil on cotton backed with sailcloth
211cm x 171cm
2020

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In my shoes VII
Oil on cotton, wood, cement, socks, sandles
2019

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But that's the whole bloody point
Oil on cotton backed with sailcloth
210cm x 155cm
2020

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In my shoes VIII
Oil on cotton, wood, cement, socks, shoes
2020

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Would you have preferred another lie?
Oil on canvas backed with sailcloth
195cm x95cm
2020

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I'm always fine until I'm not
Oil on primed paper
2020

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Imagine what their kids are like
Oil on primed paper
2020

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I'm a notorious pervert in that respect
Oil on primed paper
2020

For the most part I make large wall based paintings on shaped canvases. I say mostly, because when they fail to make the wall, I scrunch them into a ball and prop them upright on legs shod in my old paint-splattered shoes.

I used to work on fitted bedsheets, hence the supports with their rounded corners. Over the years the paintings have developed and become more process driven. The sheets have gone but the shape remains. A conceptual frame within which to air my dirty linen.

I work in layers, one colour at a time. Each one a response to the drawing and colour laid before. Like a conversation, it’s an exchange between myself and the surface. If we end on good terms or bad, they make the wall. Those conversations that ultimately lead nowhere and exhaust us both get scrunched.

Follow me on Instagram @plasticinerocks

For more info email: paul@paulcoleart.com

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