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Paul Winstanley - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

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. 

 

Paul Winstanley lives and works in London.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Paul Winstanley  Interior with a Large Window (Yantra), 2021 oil on linen 222 x 148 x 5 cm / 87.4 x 58.3 x 2 in
Paul Winstanley  Interior with a Large Window (Yantra), 2021 oil on linen 222 x 148 x 5 cm / 87.4 x 58.3 x 2 in
Paul Winstanley  Interior with a Large Window (Yantra), 2021 oil on linen 222 x 148 x 5 cm / 87.4 x 58.3 x 2 in
Paul Winstanley  Interior with a Large Window (Yantra), 2021 oil on linen 222 x 148 x 5 cm / 87.4 x 58.3 x 2 in

Paul Winstanley 
Interior with a Large Window (Yantra), 2021
oil on linen
222 x 148 x 5 cm / 87.4 x 58.3 x 2 in 

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Paul Winstanley 
Lilies 2 (After Filippo Lippi), 2019
oil on gesso on panel
48 x 34 cm / 18.9 x 13.4 in 
Paul Winstanley 
Lilies 2 (After Filippo Lippi), 2019
oil on gesso on panel
48 x 34 cm / 18.9 x 13.4 in 
Paul Winstanley 
Lilies 2 (After Filippo Lippi), 2019
oil on gesso on panel
48 x 34 cm / 18.9 x 13.4 in 
Paul Winstanley 
Lilies 2 (After Filippo Lippi), 2019
oil on gesso on panel
48 x 34 cm / 18.9 x 13.4 in 

Paul Winstanley 
Lilies 2 (After Filippo Lippi), 2019
oil on gesso on panel
48 x 34 cm / 18.9 x 13.4 in 

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Paul Winstanley 
View of the Lake 1, 2009
oil on linen
230 x 154 cm / 90.6 x 60.6 in 
Paul Winstanley 
View of the Lake 1, 2009
oil on linen
230 x 154 cm / 90.6 x 60.6 in 
Paul Winstanley 
View of the Lake 1, 2009
oil on linen
230 x 154 cm / 90.6 x 60.6 in 
Paul Winstanley 
View of the Lake 1, 2009
oil on linen
230 x 154 cm / 90.6 x 60.6 in 
Paul Winstanley 
View of the Lake 1, 2009
oil on linen
230 x 154 cm / 90.6 x 60.6 in 
Paul Winstanley 
View of the Lake 1, 2009
oil on linen
230 x 154 cm / 90.6 x 60.6 in 

Paul Winstanley 
View of the Lake 1, 2009
oil on linen
230 x 154 cm / 90.6 x 60.6 in 

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Paul Winstanley 
New Age 2 (After Saenredam), 2018
oil on gesso on panel
114 x 76 cm / 44.9 x 29.9 in   

Paul Winstanley 
New Age 2 (After Saenredam), 2018
oil on gesso on panel
114 x 76 cm / 44.9 x 29.9 in   

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Paul Winstanley 
Trial (After Saenredam), 2017
oil and gold leaf on gesso panel
66 x 78 cm / 26 x 30.7 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Trial (After Saenredam), 2017
oil and gold leaf on gesso panel
66 x 78 cm / 26 x 30.7 in   

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Paul Winstanley
Looking at Vermeer, 2017
oil and gold leaf on gesso on panel
60 x 55 cm / 23.6 x 21.7 in   

Paul Winstanley
Looking at Vermeer, 2017
oil and gold leaf on gesso on panel
60 x 55 cm / 23.6 x 21.7 in   

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Paul Winstanley 
Art School 15, 2013
oil on panel
81 x 54 cm / 31.9 x 21.3 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Art School 15, 2013
oil on panel
81 x 54 cm / 31.9 x 21.3 in   

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Paul Winstanley 
Art School 14, 2013
oil on panel 
81 x 54 cm / 31.9 x 21.3 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Art School 14, 2013
oil on panel 
81 x 54 cm / 31.9 x 21.3 in   

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Paul Winstanley 
Two Figures on the Shore, 2009
oil on linen
125 x 160 cm / 49.2 x 63 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Two Figures on the Shore, 2009
oil on linen
125 x 160 cm / 49.2 x 63 in   

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Paul Winstanley 
Pines Above Jiuhua Shan, 2006
oil on linen
82 x 59 cm / 32.3 x 23.2 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Pines Above Jiuhua Shan, 2006
oil on linen
82 x 59 cm / 32.3 x 23.2 in   

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Paul Winstanley 
Birch 2, 2005
oil on linen
220 x 160 cm / 86.6 x 63 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Birch 2, 2005
oil on linen
220 x 160 cm / 86.6 x 63 in   

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Paul Winstanley 
Night Walkway 1, 2005
oil on linen
190 x 253 cm / 74.8 x 99.6 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Night Walkway 1, 2005
oil on linen
190 x 253 cm / 74.8 x 99.6 in   

Inquire
Paul Winstanley 
Interior 9, 2004
oil on linen
80 x 64 cm / 31.5 x 25.2 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Interior 9, 2004
oil on linen
80 x 64 cm / 31.5 x 25.2 in   

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Paul Winstanley 
Walter Gropius’ Balcony, 2002
oil on linen
110 x 146 cm / 43.3 x 57.5 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Walter Gropius’ Balcony, 2002
oil on linen
110 x 146 cm / 43.3 x 57.5 in   

Inquire
Paul Winstanley 
Veil 11, 2002
oil on linen
200 x 185 cm / 78.7 x 72.8 in   
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Paul Winstanley 
Veil 11, 2002
oil on linen
200 x 185 cm / 78.7 x 72.8 in   
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Inquire
Paul Winstanley 
The Lake, 2002
oil on linen
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Paul Winstanley 
The Lake, 2002
oil on linen
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Inquire
Paul Winstanley 
Pavilion 1, 2002
oil on linen
105 x 142.5 cm / 41.3 x 56.1 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Pavilion 1, 2002
oil on linen
105 x 142.5 cm / 41.3 x 56.1 in   

Inquire
Paul Winstanley 
Pavilion 2, 2002
oil on linen
105 x 142.5 cm / 41.3 x 56.1 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Pavilion 2, 2002
oil on linen
105 x 142.5 cm / 41.3 x 56.1 in   

Inquire
Paul Winstanley  Interior with a Large Window (Yantra), 2021 oil on linen 222 x 148 x 5 cm / 87.4 x 58.3 x 2 in

Paul Winstanley 
Interior with a Large Window (Yantra), 2021
oil on linen
222 x 148 x 5 cm / 87.4 x 58.3 x 2 in 

Paul Winstanley 
Lilies 2 (After Filippo Lippi), 2019
oil on gesso on panel
48 x 34 cm / 18.9 x 13.4 in 

Paul Winstanley 
Lilies 2 (After Filippo Lippi), 2019
oil on gesso on panel
48 x 34 cm / 18.9 x 13.4 in 

Paul Winstanley 
View of the Lake 1, 2009
oil on linen
230 x 154 cm / 90.6 x 60.6 in 

Paul Winstanley 
View of the Lake 1, 2009
oil on linen
230 x 154 cm / 90.6 x 60.6 in 

Paul Winstanley 
New Age 2 (After Saenredam), 2018
oil on gesso on panel
114 x 76 cm / 44.9 x 29.9 in   

Paul Winstanley 
New Age 2 (After Saenredam), 2018
oil on gesso on panel
114 x 76 cm / 44.9 x 29.9 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Trial (After Saenredam), 2017
oil and gold leaf on gesso panel
66 x 78 cm / 26 x 30.7 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Trial (After Saenredam), 2017
oil and gold leaf on gesso panel
66 x 78 cm / 26 x 30.7 in   

Paul Winstanley
Looking at Vermeer, 2017
oil and gold leaf on gesso on panel
60 x 55 cm / 23.6 x 21.7 in   

Paul Winstanley
Looking at Vermeer, 2017
oil and gold leaf on gesso on panel
60 x 55 cm / 23.6 x 21.7 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Art School 15, 2013
oil on panel
81 x 54 cm / 31.9 x 21.3 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Art School 15, 2013
oil on panel
81 x 54 cm / 31.9 x 21.3 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Art School 14, 2013
oil on panel 
81 x 54 cm / 31.9 x 21.3 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Art School 14, 2013
oil on panel 
81 x 54 cm / 31.9 x 21.3 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Two Figures on the Shore, 2009
oil on linen
125 x 160 cm / 49.2 x 63 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Two Figures on the Shore, 2009
oil on linen
125 x 160 cm / 49.2 x 63 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Pines Above Jiuhua Shan, 2006
oil on linen
82 x 59 cm / 32.3 x 23.2 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Pines Above Jiuhua Shan, 2006
oil on linen
82 x 59 cm / 32.3 x 23.2 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Birch 2, 2005
oil on linen
220 x 160 cm / 86.6 x 63 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Birch 2, 2005
oil on linen
220 x 160 cm / 86.6 x 63 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Night Walkway 1, 2005
oil on linen
190 x 253 cm / 74.8 x 99.6 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Night Walkway 1, 2005
oil on linen
190 x 253 cm / 74.8 x 99.6 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Interior 9, 2004
oil on linen
80 x 64 cm / 31.5 x 25.2 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Interior 9, 2004
oil on linen
80 x 64 cm / 31.5 x 25.2 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Walter Gropius’ Balcony, 2002
oil on linen
110 x 146 cm / 43.3 x 57.5 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Walter Gropius’ Balcony, 2002
oil on linen
110 x 146 cm / 43.3 x 57.5 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Veil 11, 2002
oil on linen
200 x 185 cm / 78.7 x 72.8 in   
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Paul Winstanley 
Veil 11, 2002
oil on linen
200 x 185 cm / 78.7 x 72.8 in   
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Paul Winstanley 
The Lake, 2002
oil on linen
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Paul Winstanley 
The Lake, 2002
oil on linen
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Pavilion 1, 2002
oil on linen
105 x 142.5 cm / 41.3 x 56.1 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Pavilion 1, 2002
oil on linen
105 x 142.5 cm / 41.3 x 56.1 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Pavilion 2, 2002
oil on linen
105 x 142.5 cm / 41.3 x 56.1 in   

Paul Winstanley 
Pavilion 2, 2002
oil on linen
105 x 142.5 cm / 41.3 x 56.1 in   

Exhibitions

Exhibitions Thumbnails
Paul Winstanley
A Certain Kind of Light, 2017
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
Paul Winstanley
A Certain Kind of Light, 2017
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
Paul Winstanley
A Certain Kind of Light, 2017
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

Paul Winstanley
A Certain Kind of Light, 2017
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 
Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 
Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 
Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 
Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 
Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 
Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 
Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 
Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 

Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 

Paul Winstanley
Paul Winstanley: Paintings, 2004
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
Paul Winstanley
Paul Winstanley: Paintings, 2004
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
Paul Winstanley
Paul Winstanley: Paintings, 2004
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
Paul Winstanley
Paul Winstanley: Paintings, 2004
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
Paul Winstanley
Paul Winstanley: Paintings, 2004
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
Paul Winstanley
Paul Winstanley: Paintings, 2004
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
Paul Winstanley
Paul Winstanley: Paintings, 2004
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK

Paul Winstanley
Paul Winstanley: Paintings, 2004
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK

Paul Winstanley
Annexe, Art Now 12, 1997/98
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Paul Winstanley
Annexe, Art Now 12, 1997/98
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Paul Winstanley
Annexe, Art Now 12, 1997/98
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Paul Winstanley
Annexe, Art Now 12, 1997/98
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Paul Winstanley
Annexe, Art Now 12, 1997/98
Tate Gallery, London, UK

Paul Winstanley
Annexe, Art Now 12, 1997/98
Tate Gallery, London, UK

Paul Winstanley
Driven Landscapes, 1993
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Paul Winstanley
Driven Landscapes, 1993
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Paul Winstanley
Driven Landscapes, 1993
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Paul Winstanley
Driven Landscapes, 1993
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Paul Winstanley
Driven Landscapes, 1993
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

Paul Winstanley
Driven Landscapes, 1993
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

Paul Winstanley
A Certain Kind of Light, 2017
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

Paul Winstanley
A Certain Kind of Light, 2017
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 

Paul Winstanley
Threshold, 2008
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 

Paul Winstanley
Paul Winstanley: Paintings, 2004
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK

Paul Winstanley
Paul Winstanley: Paintings, 2004
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK

Paul Winstanley
Annexe, Art Now 12, 1997/98
Tate Gallery, London, UK

Paul Winstanley
Annexe, Art Now 12, 1997/98
Tate Gallery, London, UK

Paul Winstanley
Driven Landscapes, 1993
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

Paul Winstanley
Driven Landscapes, 1993
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK