Paul Winstanley

Paul Winstanley 
Looking at Vermeer 2016
oil on panel
73.6 x 69 cm / 29 x 27.2 in   
Paul Winstanley 
Faith (After Saenredam) 2016
oil and gold leaf on gesso on panel
72 x 66 cm / 28.3 x 26 in   

Paul Winstanley
Seminar (Blue)
2015
oil on linen
155 x 160 cm / 61 x 63 in  

Art School 18
2013
oil and wax on panel
114 x 76 cm / 44.9 x 29.9 in  

Art School 15
2013
oil and wax on panel
81 x 54 cm / 31.9 x 21.3 in  

Art School 16
2013
oil and wax on panel
144 x 96 cm / 56.7 x 37.8 in  

Art School 14
2013
oil and wax on panel
81 x 54 cm / 31.9 x 21.3 in  

Art School 17
2013
oil and wax on panel
144 x 96 cm / 56.7 x 37.8 in  

Art School 19
2013
oil and wax on panel
114 x 76 cm / 44.9 x 29.9 in    

Art School 22
2013
oil and wax on panel
90 x 60 cm / 35.4 x 23.6 in  

Two Figures on the Shore

2009
oil on linen
125 x 160 cm / 49.2 x 63 in   

The Lake

2002

oil on linen

200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in  

Pavilion 1

2002

oil on linen

105 x 142.5  cm / 41.3 x 56.1 in   

Pavilion 2

2002

oil on linen

105 x 142.5  cm / 41.3 x 56.1 in   

Veil 11

2002

oil on linen

200 x 185 cm / 78.7 x 72.8 in   

Walter Gropius’ Balcony

2002

oil on linen

110 x 146 cm / 43.3 x 57.5 in  

Little Finland

2005

oil on linen

90 x 120 cm / 35.4 x 47.2 in

Night Walkway 1

2005

oil on linen

190 x 253 cm / 74.8 x 99.6 in  

Night Walkway 2

2005

oil on linen

190 x 253 cm / 74.8 x 99.6 in   

Pines Above Jiuhua Shan 4

2006

oil on linen

82 x 59 cm / 32.3 x 23.2 in   

Interior with a Red Chair

2010

Oil on canvas

96 x 68 cm / 37.8 x 26.8 in

Villa

2009

oil on linen

180 x 180 cm / 70.9 x 70.9 in

Stairlevel 1

2008

oil on linen with wood and glass

72.2 x 50.4 cm / 28.4 x 19.8 in

Stairlevel 2

2008

oil on linen with wood and glass

72.2 x 50.4 cm / 28.4 x 19.8 in

Birch 2

2005

oil on linen

220 x 160 cm / 86.6 x 63 in 

Paul Winstanley
Art School
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
15th November 2013 - 7th January 2014

Paul Winstanley
Art School
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
15th November 2013 - 7th January 2014

Paul Winstanley
Art School
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
15th November 2013 - 7th January 2014

Paul Winstanley
Art School
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
15th November 2013 - 7th January 2014

Paul Winstanley
Art School
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
15th November 2013 - 7th January 2014

The Gun Emplacement

Kerlin Gallery

2009

The Gun Emplacement

Kerlin Gallery

2009

The Gun Emplacement

Kerlin Gallery

2009

The Gun Emplacement

Kerlin Gallery

2009

China  
2008
Artspace,  Auckland,  New  Zealand

China  
2008
Artspace,  Auckland,  New  Zealand

China  
2008
Artspace,  Auckland,  New  Zealand

China  
2008
Artspace,  Auckland,  New  Zealand

China  
2008
Artspace,  Auckland,  New  Zealand

China  
2008
Artspace,  Auckland,  New  Zealand

China  
2008
Artspace,  Auckland,  New  Zealand

China  
2008
Artspace,  Auckland,  New  Zealand

Homeland
2005
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Homeland
2005
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Homeland
2005
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Homeland
2005
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Homeland
2005
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Paul Winstanley
New Paintings
16 September - 12 October 2002

Paul Winstanley
New Paintings
16 September - 12 October 2002

Paul Winstanley
New Paintings
16 September - 12 October 2002

Paul Winstanley
New Paintings
16 September - 12 October 2002

b. 1954, Manchester.
 
Paul Winstanley is a painter who uses the ostensibly traditional genres of Landscape / Interior / Still Life / Figure / to create works of conceptual rigour that present the relationship of the viewer to the painting as central to the content of the work. At once methodical and melancholic his painterly depictions of landscapes, walkways, veiled windows, TV Lounges, art school studios and individuals distracted in contemplation are rendered in an exacting and subtle palette. Training initially as an abstract and minimalist painter Winstanley reversed the usual trend of early 20th century artists by moving back towards a new, more self aware representational work. His paintings however do retain much of the aesthetic qualities of the earlier abstraction in their pictorial organisation and minimalist feel. His paintings draw as much from historical northern European artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Vermeer and Vilhelm Hammershoi as contemporary, more conceptual practitioners such as Richard Hamilton. The images Winstanley creates contain a sense of imposed order as well as an atmosphere of abandonment or expectation and of time inexorably passing. 
 
Winstanley has been exhibiting since the late 1970s and over the past two decades he has had regular solo exhibitions in London, Paris, Munich and New York. His first major retrospective was held at the Auckland Art Space in New Zealand in 2008 was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Other solo shows include Annexe, Tate Britain (1998) and Driven Landscapes, Camden Arts Centre, London (1993). Recent group shows include Aesthetic Harmonies, Colby College, Maine (2015); Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, travelling to New Orleans Museum of Art (both 2011); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and The Blankton Museum of Art, Austin (both 2012); UNSCHARF: Nach Gerhard Richter, Kunsthalle Hamburg (2011); Self as Selves, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2009), Inside Architecture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2008) and 8 Visions, One Dream, Today Art Museum, Beijing (2008).
 
Winstanley's work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the collections of the Tate Gallery, the British Council, the European Parliament, the New York City Public Library and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
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A Certain Kind of Light

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

21 January – 7 May 2017

Kerlin Gallery artists Mark Garry, Elizabeth Magill and Paul Winstanley are included in a major new exhibition at Towner Art Gallery, A Certain Kind Of Light.

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Sean Scully and Paul Winstanley

Window to the World

25 January 2013

Fondation l'Hermitage Lausanne

Sean Scully and Paul Winstanley are amongst the highly acclaimed artists presenting work in this exhibition, 'Window to the World' at  Fondation de l'Hermitage Lausanne, Switzerland until 20 May 2013.

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Artspace

Paul Winstanley

22 May 2008

Frieze

Winstanley  works  with  a  range  of  subtle  effects  taken  from photographic  technologies.  Particularly  notable  are  the  digital-­ like  shifts  in  saturation  that  play  out  over  a  number  of  the  works, where  it  sometimes  feels,  when  walking  from  one  canvas  to  the next,  as  though  the  brightness  has  been  turned  up  on  the  world.

- Louise  Menzies

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